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Threshold of war : Franklin D. Roosevelt and American entry in World War II

By: Heinrichs, Waldo (Professor of History, Temple University)

0195061683 / 9780195061680
Stock expected by 17/12/2019
21 cm x, 279p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1988.

For Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spring of 1941 was a time of uncertainty and fear.

Hitler's armies were poised to strike, but no one was sure where the next attack would come, and Churchill and members of Roosevelt's administration were urging him to intervene before it was too late.

In this illuminating and comprehensive account of the American entry into World War II, Waldo Heinrichs shows that Roosevelt was not the vacillating, impulsive, and disorganized leader as he is often portrayed, but a cautious, rational man, capable of acting with great determination.

A masterly account of a key moment in history, Threshold of War is both a distinguished work of scholarship and a moving narrative that captures the tension as Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Stimson, Hull, and numerous others struggled to shape American policy in the climactic months before Pearl Harbour.


1FB Middle East, 1KBB USA, HBJK History of the Americas, HBWQ Second World War, JPQB Central government policies, JPS International relations

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