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American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II [Audiobook]

American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II [Audiobook] by Jonathan W. Jordan
English | May 5, 2015 | ASIN: B00WF443V6, ISBN: 1504616502 | [email protected] kbps | 19 hrs 48 mins | 560 MB
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner | Genre: Nonfiction/History

American Warlords is the story of the greatest "team of rivals" since the days of Lincoln.

In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator of Congress, the press, and the public. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened Americas shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies. To help wage democracys first "total war", he turned to one of historys most remarkable triumvirates.

Henry Stimson, an old-money Republican from Long Island, rallied to FDRs banner to lead the Army as Secretary of War and championed innovative weapons that helped shape our world today. General George C. Marshall argued with Roosevelt over grand strategy, but he built the worlds greatest war machine and willingly sacrificed his dream of leading the invasion of Europe that made his protege, Dwight Eisenhower, a legend. Admiral Ernest J. King, a hard-drinking, irascible fighter who "destroyed" Pearl Harbor in a prewar naval exercise, understood how to fight Japan, but he also battled the army, the air force, Douglas MacArthur, and his British allies as they moved armies and fleets across the globe.

These commanders threw off sparks whenever they clashed: generals against politicians, army versus navy. But those sparks lit the fire of victory. During four years of bitter warfare, FDRs lieutenants learned to set aside deep personal, political, and professional differences and pull a nation through the 20th centurys darkest days.

Encircling Roosevelts warlords - and sometimes bitterly at odds with them - was a colorful cast of the Second World Wars giants: Winston Churchill, MacArthur, Josef Stalin, Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Charles de Gaulle. These and other larger-than-life figures enrich a sweeping story of an era brimming with steel, fire, and blood.


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