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Author Fullilove, Michael, 1972-

Title Rendezvous with destiny : how Franklin D. Roosevelt and five extraordinary men took America into the war and into the world / Michael Fullilove.

Publication Info. New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.917 FUL    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    973.917 FUL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.917 FUL    Staff Reported Missing
Description 468 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: September 1939 -- "A one-man American mission of curiosity" : Sumner Welles in Rome, Berlin, Paris and London, February-March 1940 -- "A sensible Colonel House" : Bill Donovan in London, July-August 1940 -- "History's foremost marriage broker" : Harry Hopkins in London, January-February 1941 -- "Sail on, oh ship of state!" : Wendell Willkie in London and Dublin, January-February 1941 -- "To keep the British Isles afloat" : Averell Harriman in London, Africa and the Middle East, March-July 1941 -- "Mister Hurry Upkins" : Harry Hopkins in London, July 1941 -- "Uncle Joe's favorite" : Harry Hopkins in Moscow and Argetina, July-August 1941 epilogue : December 1941.
Summary Fullilove demonstrates that America's global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Friends and associates.
Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961.
Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.
Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946.
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9781594204357 hardcover
1594204357 hardcover

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