A Team of Rivals for World War II—the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific.
The Washington War is the story of how the Second World War was fought and won in the capital’s halls of power—and how the United States, which in December 1941 had a nominal army and a decimated naval fleet, was able in only thirty months to fling huge forces onto the European continent and shortly thereafter shatter Imperial Japan’s Pacific strongholds.
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|Publication Date||May 5, 2020|
|Genre||History, Politics, and Social Sciences|
""A convincing addition to the literature of WWII . . . Lacey deals with issues and strategies, including complex economic considerations, that many others have largely bypassed. . . . Comparisons to Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, about Lincoln's cabinet, are inevitable, and, in fact, the two books make an excellent pairing." - Booklist
"A densely researched, thorough history for students of Roosevelt and World War II . . . Lacey manages to gather together the many strands of this remarkable story of how the U.S. government harnessed the disparate talents of business leaders, congressmen, volatile generals, and prickly heads of state such as Churchill." - Kirkus Reviews
"No one before Lacey has wrangled such a large cast and covered so much bureaucratic ground. There is scarcely a significant quarrel or even mild dispute that Lacey doesn't address. . . . This is great fun." - The Washington Post