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Author Wapshott, Nicholas, author.

Title The sphinx : Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II / Nicholas Wapshott.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.53112 WAP    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 446 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-421) and index.
Contents The Sphinx -- London calling -- One good turn -- New Dealers -- Cliveden and Windsor Castle -- Lindbergh's flight -- Peace in our time -- Kristallnacht -- On the march -- A state of war -- The battle of neutrality -- Third term fever -- The Battle of France -- Life of the party -- The Battle of Britain -- Ford's plans for peace -- The old campaigner -- "Over my dead body" -- High noon -- The battle of lend-lease -- Lindbergh's best shot -- Jesus Christ! what a man! -- We've got ourselves a convoy -- Barbarossa -- Day on infamy -- Isolationism redux.
Summary Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war.
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Political and social views.
Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969 -- Political and social views.
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 -- Political and social views.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Isolationism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9780393088885 (hardcover) : $27.95
039308888X (hardcover)

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