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Publisher
New York : Random House, c2013.
Description
xxii, 548 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Call #
940.531 O
Summary
"A Modern Galahad" -- "We Were Fools" -- "Where Is My World?" -- "You Haven't Got the Votes" -- "This War Has Come Home to Me" -- "I Am Almost Literally Walking on Eggs" -- "Paranoia Can Be Catching" -- "The Art of Manipulation" -- "Is This War Our Concern?" -- "Why Do We Not Defend Her?" -- "The Greatest of All Our Ambassadors" -- "The People Saved the Day" -- "Congress Is Going to Raise Hell" -- "An American First, and a Republican Afterward" -- "The Yanks Are Not Coming" -- "The Bubonic Plague Among Writers" -- "A National Disgrace" -- "Well, Boys, Britain's Broke" -- "A Race Against Time" -- "A Traitorous Point of View" -- "Der Fuhrer Thanks You For Your Loyalty" -- "Where Is This Crisis?" -- "Propaganda...With a Very Thick Coating of Sugar" -- "Setting the Ground for Anti-Semitism" -- "He Was Not Going to Lead the Country Into War" -- "The Greatest Scoop in History" -- "Let's Lick Hell Out of Them" -- Aftermath.
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ISBN #
9781400069743

 

ID #
1623603

 

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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II--a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world. nbsp; At the center of this controversy stood the two most famous men in America: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist cause, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who as unofficial leader and spokesman for America's isolationists emerged as the president's most formidable adversary. Their contest of wills personified the divisions within the country at large, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use of their dramatic personal stories to create a poignant and riveting narrative. While FDR, buffeted by political pressures on all sides, struggled to marshal public support for aid to Winston Churchill's Britain, Lindbergh saw his heroic reputation besmirched--and his marriage thrown into turmoil--by allegations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. nbsp; Spanning the years 1939 to 1941, Those Angry Days vividly re-creates the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the United States in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor. After Germany vanquished most of Europe, America found itself torn between its traditional isolationism and the urgent need to come to the aid of Britain, the only country still battling Hitler. The conflict over intervention was, as FDR noted, "a dirty fight," rife with chicanery and intrigue, and Those Angry Days recounts every bruising detail. In Washington, a group of high-ranking military officers, including the Air Force chief of staff, worked to sabotage FDR's pro-British policies. Roosevelt, meanwhile, authorized FBI wiretaps of Lindbergh and other opponents of intervention. At the same time, a covert British operation, approved by the president, spied on antiwar groups, dug up dirt on congressional isolationists, and planted propaganda in U.S. newspapers. nbsp; The stakes could not have been higher. The combatants were larger than life. With the immediacy of a great novel, Those Angry Days brilliantly recalls a time fraught with danger when the future of democracy and America's role in the world hung in the balance. Praise for Those Angry Days nbsp; "Powerfully [re-creates] this tenebrous era . . . Olson captures in spellbinding detail the key figures in the battle between the Roosevelt administration and the isolationist movement." -- The New York Times Book Review nbsp; "Popular history at its most riveting . . . In Those Angry Days, journalist-turned-historian Lynne Olson captures [the] period in a fast-moving, highly readable narrative punctuated by high drama." --Associated Press nbsp; "Filled with fascinating anecdotes and surprising twists . . . With this stirring book, Lynne Olson confirms her status as our era's foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy." --Madeleine K. Albright nbsp; "[An] absorbing chronicle . . . [Olson] doesn't so much revisit a historical period as inhabit it; her scenes flicker as urgently as a newsreel." -- The Christian Science Monitor nbsp; "Masterfully describes America's conflicting opinions before Pearl Harbor . . . a comprehensive take on another era of angry divisions." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

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