Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, ?a date which will live in infamy.OCO History would prove him correct; the events of that day?when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor?ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDROCOs presidency, and swept America into World War II. In "Pearl Harbor," acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of RooseveltOCOs skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attack a secret from congressional leaders and the public.

"Pearl Harbor" explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal twenty-four hours that followed, a period in which America burst from precarious peace into total war.


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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Roosevelt's leadership between Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the "infamy speech" is the focus of this book--a 24 hour period in US history. A short listen, it defines a transition from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

This book is okay and even enjoyable, but it is NOT a concise historical look at FDR's response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The author goes through an introduction about the lack of ... Read full review


Do not let the talks deteriorate
This means war
This is no drill
Have you heard the news?
I dont know how secure this telephone is
Get to the White House fastasyoucan
Do you think we ought to have soldiers around
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About the author (2011)

Steve Gillon received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He has taught American cultural and political history at Brown, Yale, and Oxford. While a Professor at Yale, he was awarded the DeVane medal, a teaching award conferred each year by graduating seniors. He currently serves as Dean of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma, and is Resident Historian at the History Channel. Dr. Gillon's books include THE DEMOCRAT'S DILEMMA: WALTER F. MONDALE AND THE LIBERAL LEGACY and "THAT'S NOT WHAT WE MEANT TO DO": REFORM AND ITS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA. His most recent book is THE PACT: BILL CLINTON, NEWT GINGRICH, AND THE RIVALRY THAT DEFINED A GENERATION.

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