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A Democracy at War

America’s Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II

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$35.00 • £30.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674197374

Publication Date: 07/21/1998


512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

31 halftones


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  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Day of Infamy
  • 2. America in 1941
  • 3. The Lion and the Albatross: FDR and Lindy
  • 4. The Force of Events
  • 5. The Government Cannot Mobilize
  • 6. Rout and Recovery
  • 7. The People Are Willing
  • 8. Operation Torch and the Great Debate over Strategy
  • 9. The Sea of Dreams
  • 10. The Politics of Sacrifice
  • 11. Minorities and Women: The Democratic Failure
  • 12. The Transformation of Everyday Life
  • 13. Two Wars in the Pacific: Guadalcanal to Luzon
  • 14. Air Power: The Democratic Delusion
  • 15. The GI
  • 16. Overlord
  • 17. Victory in Europe
  • 18. The War Winds Down at Home
  • 19. The Destruction of Japan
  • 20. The Reckoning
  • Notes
  • Index

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