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Author LinkFullilove, Michael,1972-author.
Title LinkRendezvous with destiny : how Franklin D. Roosevelt and five extraordinary men took America into the War and into the world / Michael Fullilove.
Distribution New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Description 468 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :  illustrations, maps ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-454) and index.
Contents Contents: Prologue : September 1939 -- "A one-man American mission of curiosity" : Sumner Welles in Rome, Berlin, Paris and London, February-March 1940 -- "A sensible Colonel House" : Bill Donovan in London, July-August 1940 -- "History’s foremost marriage broker" : Harry Hopkins in London, January-February 1941 -- "Sail on, oh ship of state!" : Wendell Willkie in London and Dublin, January-February 1941 -- "To keep the British Isles afloat" : Averell Harriman in London, Africa, and the Middle East, March-July 1941 -- "Mister Hurry Upkins" : Harry Hopkins in London, July 1941 -- "Uncle Joe’s favorite" : Harry Hopkins in Moscow and at Placentia Bay, July-August 1941 -- Epilogue : December 1941.
Summary Fullilove demonstrates that America’s global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.
Per.Sub. LinkRoosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
LinkRoosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Friends and associates.
LinkWelles, Sumner, 1892-1961.
LinkDonovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959.
LinkHopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946.
LinkWillkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
LinkHarriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986.
Subject LinkUnited States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
LinkWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
LinkWorld War, 1939-1945 -- United States.

System Number 000672485
ISBN Link9781594204357 : $29.95
Link9781101617823 (ebook)

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