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Keep From All Thoughtful Men: How U.S. Economists Won World War II

Jim Lacey
Format
Book
Published
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9781591144915 (hardcover), 1591144914 (hardcover)
Contents
  • Economics and war
  • Unmaking the victory program
  • The real victory program
  • The economists' war
  • The production organizations
  • The war production board and two wars
  • War and feasibility
  • The great feasibility debate
  • Marshall's commitment to a 1943 invasion of Europe
  • Why Marshall changed his mind
  • Appendix 1. The feasibility concept
  • Appendix 2. The first feasibility study (14 March 1942)
  • Appendix 3. Wedemeyer's victory program
  • Appendix 4. Nathan's 6 October memorandum for War Production Board meeting
  • Appendix 5. General Somervell's comments to War Production Board proposals of 31 August 1942
  • Appendix 6. Simon Kuznets' reply to Somervell's comments on his feasibility proposal (sent under Robert Nathan's hand)
  • Appendix 7. Letter from Robert P. Patterson (under secretary of war) to General Somervell, post 6 October feasibility meeting
  • Appendix 8. Minutes of War Production Board 6 October meeting.
Description
266 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-252) and index.
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