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Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War

Richard Moe
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Pivotal Moments in American History
ISBN
9780199981915, 0199981914
Summary
Discusses President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to defy one hundred fifty years of tradition and seek a third term in office.
Contents
  • Introduction: History repeating itself
  • Shifting gears
  • A laying on of hands
  • Methods short of war
  • Redefining neutrality
  • The sphinx
  • A year of consequence
  • A hurricane of events
  • The Republicans appear on stage
  • FDR decides
  • Preparing for the big show
  • Chicago: Following the script
  • Chicago: Unscripted
  • Drafts and destroyers
  • The politics of war
  • To the finish line
  • Epilogue: The mandate.
Description
xvi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-357) and index.
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