By Jonathan W. Jordan
From New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, opponents, Victors—comes the intimate precise tale of President Franklin Roosevelt’s internal circle of army management, the staff of opponents who formed global warfare II and America.
After the assault on Pearl Harbor, the us used to be awakened from its shut eye of isolationism. to assist him steer the state throughout the coming conflict, President Franklin Roosevelt became to the best “team of rivals” because the days of Lincoln: Secretary of warfare Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and common George C. Marshall.
jointly, those 4 males led the state via history’s such a lot devastating clash and ushered in a brand new period of unheard of American effect, all whereas compelled to beat the profound own and political alterations which divided them.
A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. management in the course of international battle II, American Warlords is a awesome glimpse behind the scenes of presidential power.
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American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II by Jonathan W. Jordan