The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II (2020)

The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II Thomas J. Fleming The New Dealers War F D R and the War Within World War II Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming brings to life a flawed and troubled FDR struggling to manage World War II Starting with the leak to the press of Roosevelt s famous Rainbow Plan then spiraling bac
  • Title: The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II
  • Author: Thomas J. Fleming
  • ISBN: 9780465024650
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II Thomas J. Fleming Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming brings to life a flawed and troubled FDR struggling to manage World War II Starting with the leak to the press of Roosevelt s famous Rainbow Plan, then spiraling back to FDR s inept prewar diplomacy with Japan and his various attempts to lure Japan into an attack on the U.S Fleet in the Pacific, Fleming takes the reader on a journey thrAcclaimed historian Thomas Fleming brings to life a flawed and troubled FDR struggling to manage World War II Starting with the leak to the press of Roosevelt s famous Rainbow Plan, then spiraling back to FDR s inept prewar diplomacy with Japan and his various attempts to lure Japan into an attack on the U.S Fleet in the Pacific, Fleming takes the reader on a journey through the incredibly fractious struggles and debates that went on in Washington, the nation, and the world as the New Dealers strove to impose their will on the conduct of the War In bold contrast to the familiar, idealized FDR of other biographies, Fleming s Roosevelt is a man in remorseless decline, battered by ideological forces and primitive hatreds that he could not handleand frequently failed to understandsome of them leading to unimaginable catastrophe Among FDR s most dismaying policies, Fleming argues, is his insistence on unconditional surrender for Germany a policy that perhaps prolonged the war by as much as two years, leaving millions dead and his often uncritical embrace of and acquiescence to Stalin and the Soviets as an ally The New Dealers War is one of those rare books that force readers to rethink what they think they know about a pivotal event in the American past.
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  1. Kevin Cole

    Life s a lot easier when you take it for granted that professional politicians even those whose policy positions you agree with only care about two things getting elected and staying elected This book reveals how politicians operate behind the rhetoric, led by the master Franklin Delano Roosevelt The fact that many today still idolize FDR speaks to the lasting achievement of his talent Did Roosevelt have convictions and sentiments Of course Did he let such get in the way of his being President f [...]

  2. Jeff Raymond

    I was than happy to go along with the historical consensus that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a good great President I honestly cannot remember who told me to read this specific book, but it really rocked by world and introduced a whole new level of skepticism of, well, everything in my life Today, between this book and Amity Shales s The Forgotten Man, there s really no excuse left for FDR worship, and that the case isn t closed on it at this point especially post stimulus , well

  3. Charlene Mathe

    It took me ten hours or so to read this book, and I pretty much read it straight through Thomas Fleming s narrative is vivid and engaging, like a story teller But you will learn history than from reading a similar length textbook 561 pages 35 pages of notes AND an excellent index Fleming engages you with the character, counselors, dilemmas and politics of War President, Franklin D Roosevelt Never an FDR fan, these pages gave me a greater appreciation of his challenges and strengths, even while [...]

  4. Kevin O'Keeffe

    This is probably one of the most important books on both U.S history, and the western Allied role within the Second World War, ever to be written Many books claim to demonstrate that the execrable war criminal, Frank Roosevelt, was a traitor who permitted the Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor, in order to generate public enthusiasm for a formal U.S entry into the Second World War whether motivated by some weird, ideological fixation on an anti fascist worldview, a perfidious desire to impose an Ame [...]

  5. Heath

    An hysterical demonization of FDR Very interesting and closely researched, but also unrelentingly biased and relies on a great deal of titillating hearsay, after stating explicitly in the Prologue that he wishes to liberate history from memory Entertaining precisely in the respects that it is not a history hearsay and anecdotes are fun, but Fleming s analyses derived therefrom are inconsistent, illogical, deeply biased, and betray a number of assumtions about right left, capitalism, etc which ar [...]

  6. Sean Rosenthal

    Interesting Quotes As the Japanese slowly realized that they were not going to get any oil after America s covert oil embargo of Japan beginning August 1941 , Tokyo s hard liners argued that this was proof that the Americans were trying to humiliate them They began planning to use their military power to get oil and much It is hard to believe that Roosevelt, if he was reading the Purple intercepts, did not see war as an inevitable outcome of this covert policy Thomas Fleming, the New Dealers Wa [...]

  7. Erskine

    My opinion of this book was very mixed On the one hand, I thought Fleming put forth a number of valid criticisms of FDR, and his handling of WWII The most telling, imo, was FDR s failure to understand the nature of Stalin and the Soviet Union, that they were our enemy every bit as much as Nazi Germany Fleming failed to convince me, however, that FDR was somehow responsible for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, nor was I convinced that it was a mistake to insist on the unconditional surrender [...]

  8. Chris

    Fleming s book on FDR and the New Dealers covers a wide variety of topics and hits on many interesting details about the New Dealers A great read that digs in depth into the fight during the fight that most people overlook and or overlooked An easy read for a biography historical novel Anyone interested in FDR should read this novel.

  9. Dave

    The final chapter titled Ashes of Victory where the author draws countless erroneous conclusions drags this book down to 4 stars Otherwise it is an interesting account of the oft chaotic, cynically dysfunctional and sycophantic world of FDR.

  10. Alec Gray

    An overview of the FDR administration and how it got the US into and prosecuted the world war Very interesting to re visit that time to see how divided the country was about war, and how we now use WWII as the great patriotic venture while ignoring its context.

  11. Mark

    This is one of a number of books that seek to prove that FDR put the fleet at Pearl to bait the Japanese This book gives background on his decision than the others.

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