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Author Baime, A. J. (Albert J.)

Title The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war / A. J. Baime. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-338) and index.
Contents The Motor City. Henry ; The machine is the new messiah ; Edsel ; Learning to fly ; Father vs. son ; The Ford terror ; Danger in Nazi Germany -- The Liberator. Fifty thousand airplanes ; "Gentlemen, we must outbuild Hitler" ; The liberator ; Willow Run ; Awakening ; Strike! ; Air raid! -- The big one. The grim race ; "Detroit's worries are right now" ; Will it run? ; Bomber ship 01 ; Roosevelt visits Willow Run ; A dying man -- The rise of American airpower. Unconditional surrender ; Taking flight ; "The Arsenal of Democracy is making good" ; Death in Dearborn -- D-Day and the battle of Dearborn. Operation Tidal Wave ; The Detroit race riot of 1943 ; "The United States is the country of machines" ; Ford war production exceeds dreams ; D-Day ; The final battle.
Summary Tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."
Subject Ford Motor Company -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial mobilization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Automobile industry and trade -- Military aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Willow Run (Manufacturing plant) -- History -- 20th century.
B-24 (Bomber) -- Design and construction -- History.
Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Ford, Henry, II, 1917-1987.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Michigan.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Added Title FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war
Other Form: Print version: Baime, A. J. (Albert J.). Arsenal of democracy 9780547719283 (DLC) 2013045019 (OCoLC)859298844
ISBN 9780547834443 (electronic bk.)
0547834446 (electronic bk.)
1306788749 (ebk)
9781306788748 (ebk)
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