A Blueprint for War by Susan Dunn audiobook

A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America

By Susan Dunn
Read by Suzanne Toren

Blackstone Publishing 9780300203530
8.29 Hours Unabridged
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In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China. Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt’s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America’s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century.

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Summary

Summary

In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China.

Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt’s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America’s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dunn has given us a thoughtful, readable examination of presidential leadership.” Warren Kimball, author of Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War
“Susan Dunn is one of the great Roosevelt historians of our time…Especially in these times, it is inspiring to read this story of a President surely exercising moral leadership at a moment of looming world crisis.” Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage
“A superbly researched and written history of how FDR…set forth an enlightened and lasting vision of America’s international responsibilities in the future.” James T. Patterson, author of Grand Expectations
A Blueprint for War should become the definitive telling of a pivotal episode in American history.” Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author Bio: Susan Dunn

Author Bio: Susan Dunn

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College, is the author of a dozen books, including Roosevelt’s Purge; 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm; and The Three Roosevelts, cowritten with James MacGregor Burns. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English