FDR Goes to War

ISBN-10: 1439183244

ISBN-13: 9781439183243

Edition: 2013

Authors: Burton W. Folsom, Anita Folsom

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From the acclaimed author ofNew Deal or Raw Deal?, an “eye-opening” (National Review) exposÉ of FDR’s destructive wartime policies.Did World War II really end the Great Depression? This provocative new book by historians Burton W. Folsom, Jr. and Anita Folsom arugues "no," and makes a compelling case that FDR’s presidency led to evasive and self-serving wartime policies.     History books tell us the wartime economy was a boon, thanks to massive government spending. But skyrocketing national debt, food rations, nonexistent luxuries, and crippling taxes tell a different story. The war ushered in a new era of imperialism for the executive branch. Roosevelt seized private property, conducted illegal wiretaps, and interned 110,000 Japanese Americans. He set a dangerous precedent for entangling alliances in foreign affairs, including his courtship of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin, while millions of Americans showed the courage and fortitude to make the weapons and fight the war.     An illuminating and thought-provoking revisionist history, FDR Goes to Warmakes America take a second look at one of its most complicated presidents.
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814

Anita Folsom has pursued a career in both politics and the teaching of history, including teaching American history at Hillsdale College. She served in the Electoral College in 1988. Since 2006 she has directed Hillsdale College's Free Market Forum, a national colloquium for college teachers. She is coauthor of FDR Goes to War and has written for the Wall Street Journal , American Spectator , Human Events , and the Detroit News .

Introduction
Prologue: May 26, 1940
Hello to Arms, Farewell to New Deal
The Election of 1940: A Third Term
The Battle of the Atlantic
Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
1942: The War Overseas
1942: On the Home Front
1943: The Tide Turns
Entrepreneurs vs. the Arsenal of Bureaucracy
Taxes: "Government Can Take Everything We Have"
FDR and Civil Liberties
Courting Stalin
The 1944 Election: A Fourth Term
The War Ends on the USS Missouri
Did the War End the Great Depression?
Conclusion
Alphabet Agencies
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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