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Author Dunn, Susan, 1945-

Title 1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-- the election amid the storm / Susan Dunn.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.917 DUN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.917 DUN    Available
Description viii, 418 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates--Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie--found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable"--Book jacket.
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1940.
Isolationism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Added Title Nineteen forty
ISBN 9780300190861 hardback
0300190867 hardback

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