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The Resource 1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm, Susan Dunn

1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm, Susan Dunn

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1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm
Title
1940
Title remainder
FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm
Statement of responsibility
Susan Dunn
Title variation
Nineteen forty
Title variation remainder
FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency--Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie--found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
973.917
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E811
LC item number
.D86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm, Susan Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Mystery in the White House -- George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt: duty or ambition? -- Walking on eggs -- Lindbergh and the shrimps -- Isolationists: the war within -- Dark horse -- Home run for the White House -- The Republicans in Philadelphia -- Roosevelt's game -- The Democrats in Chicago -- Willkie runs alone -- An army of citizen soldiers -- Campaigning 101 -- Enter Robert Sherwood -- Franklin and Joe -- The fifth column -- Final days, final words -- Safe at third -- Roosevelt and Willkie: almost a team -- Roosevelt and Willkie vs. Lindbergh -- Epilogue: one nation indivisible
Control code
sky253570051
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 418 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300190861
Lccn
2012047739
Other physical details
ill.
Label
1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm, Susan Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Mystery in the White House -- George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt: duty or ambition? -- Walking on eggs -- Lindbergh and the shrimps -- Isolationists: the war within -- Dark horse -- Home run for the White House -- The Republicans in Philadelphia -- Roosevelt's game -- The Democrats in Chicago -- Willkie runs alone -- An army of citizen soldiers -- Campaigning 101 -- Enter Robert Sherwood -- Franklin and Joe -- The fifth column -- Final days, final words -- Safe at third -- Roosevelt and Willkie: almost a team -- Roosevelt and Willkie vs. Lindbergh -- Epilogue: one nation indivisible
Control code
sky253570051
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 418 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300190861
Lccn
2012047739
Other physical details
ill.

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