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Author Herman, Arthur, 1956-

Title Freedom's forge : how American business produced victory in World War II / Arthur Herman.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.531 HER    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 413 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The gentle giant -- The master builder -- The world of tomorrow -- Getting started -- Call to arms -- Arsenal of democracy -- Ships, strikes, and the Big Book -- Countdown -- Going all out -- Ships for liberty -- The production express -- Steel men and Cast-iron Charlie -- Agony at Willow Run -- Victory is our business -- The man from Frisco -- Superbomber -- The Battle of Kansas -- Fire this time -- Reckoning -- Appendix A. Growing the arsenal of democracy, 1940-1945 -- Appendix B. Joining the arsenal of democracy.
Summary Assesses the pivotal role of American big business in building weapons and enabling industrial dominance for Allied forces in World War II, tracing the contributions of Danish immigrant William Knudsen and shipbuilding industrialist Henry Kaiser.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Industrial mobilization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial management -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Manufacturing industries -- Military aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9781400069644 (alk. paper)
1400069645 (alk. paper)

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