1941

1941

These stories show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace.

Author: William M. Christie

Publisher: Carrel Books

ISBN: 1631440551

Category: History

Page: 320

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As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like sports, home life, and transportation, but also an overall portrait of the country. The America of 1941 was very different from the country we know today. Most people were just getting back on their feet after the struggles of the Depression, their interests personal and inward. Access to the political process was uneven, yet there was no general assumption that all citizens should have an equal voice in government. Magazines and radio provided all the cultural experiences people expected to be able to enjoy. Ethnic stereotypes were widely accepted, and concerns with social justice were only beginning to expand. After the Depression, most workers found jobs related to the growth of the American defense industry, but the nation was fearful of the foreign wars that made increased armaments necessary. Yet everything was about to change with the forced entry onto the world stage. Christie describes all this and more, demonstrating that one cannot understand the United States during and after World War II without understanding the country that entered the war. Organized in a series of vignettes representing focal events of each month, 1941 brings readers into the mind-set of 1941 America. These stories show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: History

The Borrowed Years 1938 1941

The Borrowed Years  1938 1941

This study captures America on the brink of World War II, chronicling the events of the era, the home front, the personalities of the day, and the feelings of ordinary Americans

Author: Richard M. Ketchum

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B4446703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 936

View: 205

This study captures America on the brink of World War II, chronicling the events of the era, the home front, the personalities of the day, and the feelings of ordinary Americans
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Japan s Decision For War In 1941 Some Enduring Lessons

Japan   s Decision For War In 1941  Some Enduring Lessons

Dr. Jeffrey Record takes a fresh look at Japan’s decision for war, and concludes that it was dictated by Japanese pride and the threatened economic destruction of Japan by the United States.

Author: Dr. Jeffrey Record

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786252968

Category: History

Page: 74

View: 948

Japan’s decision to attack the United States in 1941 is widely regarded as irrational to the point of suicidal. How could Japan hope to survive a war with, much less defeat, an enemy possessing an invulnerable homeland and an industrial base 10 times that of Japan? The Pacific War was one that Japan was always going to lose, so how does one explain Tokyo’s decision? Did the Japanese recognize the odds against them? Did they have a concept of victory, or at least of avoiding defeat? Or did the Japanese prefer a lost war to an unacceptable peace? Dr. Jeffrey Record takes a fresh look at Japan’s decision for war, and concludes that it was dictated by Japanese pride and the threatened economic destruction of Japan by the United States. He believes that Japanese aggression in East Asia was the root cause of the Pacific War, but argues that the road to war in 1941 was built on American as well as Japanese miscalculations and that both sides suffered from cultural ignorance and racial arrogance. Record finds that the Americans underestimated the role of fear and honor in Japanese calculations and overestimated the effectiveness of economic sanctions as a deterrent to war, whereas the Japanese underestimated the cohesion and resolve of an aroused American society and overestimated their own martial prowess as a means of defeating U.S. material superiority. He believes that the failure of deterrence was mutual, and that the descent of the United States and Japan into war contains lessons of great and continuing relevance to American foreign policy and defense decision-makers.
Categories: History

America in World War II

America in World War II

Discusses the prominent events and personalities of 1941 both on the home front and in the military campaigns in Europe and North Africa and in the Pacific.

Author: Edward F. Dolan

Publisher:

ISBN: 187884105X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 405

Discusses the prominent events and personalities of 1941 both on the home front and in the military campaigns in Europe and North Africa and in the Pacific.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

World War II the Encyclopedia of the War Years 1941 1945

World War II  the Encyclopedia of the War Years  1941 1945

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries.

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486479620

Category: History

Page: 940

View: 196

This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle
Categories: History

The Home Front

The Home Front

Documents the lives of the people left at home during the years of World War II in songs, letters, news stories, and personal interviews

Author: Archie Satterfield

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015054088383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 107

Documents the lives of the people left at home during the years of World War II in songs, letters, news stories, and personal interviews
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1941

1941

A Divided America in a World at War Marc Wortman ... Thus, at his behest, throughout 1941 American military leaders strategized for victory against the Axis, set up liaisons with unofficial ... America had been at war in all but name.

Author: Marc Wortman

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802190321

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 886

In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America’s clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England’s beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. FDR concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Launching Lend-Lease, conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which FDR battled Hitler in the shadows. FDR also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941. Combining military and political history, Wortman tells the eye-opening story of how FDR took the country to war.
Categories: History

American War Plans 1941 1945

American War Plans  1941 1945

number of imponderables ina globalwar made precise prewar estimates impossible. The Victory Program,however, came remarkably closeto predicting thetotal number of menand women neededtowage a global war.Moreover, the Estimate helped ...

Author: Steven Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136303425

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is an examination of major American and Anglo-American war plans. Rather than discuss the history of planning, Ross considers the execution of the plans, compares the execution with the expectations of the planners and attempts to explain the differences.
Categories: History

Britain and the Cold War 1941 1947

Britain and the Cold War  1941 1947

Rothwell, der har undervist i nyere historie ved University of Edinburgh siden 1970, skriver på grundlag af Foreign Office's arkiver i Public Record Office om Storbritanniens udenrigspolitik 1941-47, specielt forholdet til Sovjet og USA

Author: Victor Rothwell

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: UOM:39015005194132

Category: Cold War

Page: 551

View: 195

Rothwell, der har undervist i nyere historie ved University of Edinburgh siden 1970, skriver på grundlag af Foreign Office's arkiver i Public Record Office om Storbritanniens udenrigspolitik 1941-47, specielt forholdet til Sovjet og USA
Categories: Cold War

The Political Economy of Total War

The Political Economy of Total War

26 : 54-76 . 1921 – BARUCH , BERNARD M. AMERICAN INDUSTRY IN THE War : A Report of the War Industries Board ( March 1921 ) . ( See below : 1941. ) 1921 - CROWELL , BENEDICT , AND WILSON , ROBERT FORREST . How AMERICA WENT TO WAR .

Author: Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019991046

Category: Geopolitics

Page: 128

View: 958

Categories: Geopolitics