Those angry days : Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's fight over World War II, 1939-1941
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- ISBN: 0679604715 (ebook)
- ISBN: 9780679604716 (ebook)
- ISBN: 1400069742 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780812982145
- ISBN: 9781400069743 (hbk. : alk. paper)
xxii, 548 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -518) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||"A Modern Galahad" -- "We Were Fools" -- "Where Is My World?" -- "You Haven't Got the Votes" -- "This War Has Come Home to Me" -- "I Am Almost Literally Walking on Eggs" -- "Paranoia Can Be Catching" -- "The Art of Manipulation" -- "Is This War Our Concern?" -- "Why Do We Not Defend Her?" -- "The Greatest of All Our Ambassadors" -- "The People Saved the Day" -- "Congress Is Going to Raise Hell" -- "An American First, and a Republican Afterward" -- "The Yanks Are Not Coming" -- "The Bubonic Plague Among Writers" -- "A National Disgrace" -- "Well, Boys, Britain's Broke" -- "A Race Against Time" -- "A Traitorous Point of View" -- "Der Fuhrer Thanks You For Your Loyalty" -- "Where Is This Crisis?" -- "Propaganda...With a Very Thick Coating of Sugar" -- "Setting the Ground for Anti-Semitism" -- "He Was Not Going to Lead the Country Into War" -- "The Greatest Scoop in History" -- "Let's Lick Hell Out of Them" -- Aftermath.|
|Summary, etc.:||Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry into World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolationist factions as represented by the government, in the press, and on the streets.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 February #1
Olson's fourth history pivoting around the year 1940 chronicles America's debate about intervention in WWII. To recall its vituperative tone, something long since forgotten by the popular memory of wartime national unity, Olson incorporates the venomous vernacular in which advocates and opponents of intervention assailed each other into her time-line reportage of the controversy as it was affected by war news, the 1940 election, and such war preparations as the enactment of conscription and lend-lease. FDR's brawling secretary of the interior, Harold Ickes, took naturally to the idiom of vitriol, labeling isolationists as Nazis and traitors. As for the isolationist organization America First, Olson recounts its campaign to sway public opinion, which was more hindered than helped by the political obtuseness of its celebrity spokesman, Charles Lindbergh. Underscoring the period's passionate animosities, Olson parallels their playing-out in mass media and their sub rosa manifestations in illegal wiretaps and British espionage. Humanizing public events with private strains, on, for example, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Olson delivers a fluid rendition of a tempestuous time. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Lynne Olson is the author of Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour; Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England; and Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970, and co-author of two other books. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.