A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II / Maury Klein.

Author
Klein, Maury, 1939- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First U.S. edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Description
xiii, 897 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
  • A fast-paced history of the organization of American institutional, economic, military, and governmental might for WWII and how this titanic effort determined the outcome of the war and transformed the American economy and society.
  • "The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts. The Axis powers might have fielded better trained soldiers, better weapons, better tanks and aircraft. But they could not match American productivity. America buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry, and American workers, won World War II. The scale of effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the definitive narrative history of this epic struggle, told by one of America's greatest historians of business and economics, and renders the transformation of America with a depth and vividness never available before"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 853-866) and index.
Contents
The unluckiest generation -- The world unraveling -- again -- 1940 : the year of denial -- 1941 : the year of turmoil -- 1942 : the year of despair -- 1943 : the year of production -- 1944 : the year of hope -- 1945 : the year of triumph -- The payoff.
ISBN
  • 9781596916074 (hbk.)
  • 1596916079 (hbk.)
LCCN
^^2012039497
OCLC
811597616
RCP
H - S
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