In the Time of the Americans: FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--the Generation that Changed America's Role in the World

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A.A. Knopf, 1995 - Political Science - 618 pages
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Coming of age during World War I and attaining their finest hour in World War II and the Cold War, these men--FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur--transformed America from an isolated frontier nation into a global superpower. As he tells their stories, Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace, shows how this generation not only made America great but largely succeeded in making it a force for good.

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The generation born in the 1880s came of age in the cataclysm of World War I, bore the brunt of leading our nation in World War II, and laid the ground rules for the Cold War. Although this generation ... Read full review


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Historian David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction. He lives in New York City.

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