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Author Hamilton, Nigel, author.

Title The mantle of command: FDR at war, 1941-1942 [Hoopla electronic resource] / Nigel Hamilton.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 01 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by James Langton.
Summary Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful-and underappreciated-command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes listeners inside FDR's White House Oval Study-his personal command center-and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war. Time and again, FDR was proven right and his allies and generals were wrong. When the generals wanted to attack the Nazi-fortified coast of France, FDR knew the Allied forces weren't ready. When Churchill insisted his Far East colonies were loyal and would resist the Japanese, Roosevelt knew it was a fantasy. As Hamilton's account reaches its climax with the Torch landings in North Africa in late 1942, the tide of war turns in the Allies' favor and FDR's genius for psychology and military affairs is clear. This must-listen account is an intimate, sweeping look at a great president in history's greatest conflict.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- United States. -- Sound recordings.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history. -- Sound recordings.
Command of troops -- Case studies. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns. -- Sound recordings.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Added Author Langton, James, narrator.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Mantle of command : Franklin Delano Roosevelt at war, 1941-1942
ISBN 9781452696683 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1452696683 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11411974
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