American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America by Jonathan W. Jordan

By Jonathan W. Jordan

From New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, opponents, Victors—comes the intimate real tale of President Franklin Roosevelt’s internal circle of army management, the crew of competitors who formed international struggle 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 country during the coming warfare, President Franklin Roosevelt grew to become to the best “team of rivals” because the days of Lincoln: Secretary of conflict Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and basic George C. Marshall.
jointly, those 4 males led the country via history’s so much devastating clash and ushered in a brand new period of unparalleled American impact, all whereas compelled to beat the profound own and political adjustments which divided them.
A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. management in the course of global battle II, American Warlords is a striking glimpse backstage of presidential power.

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