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The Resource The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira

The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira

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The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war
Title
The Jew who defeated Hitler
Title remainder
Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war
Statement of responsibility
Peter Moreira
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the slogan 'The Arsenal of Democracy' to describe American might during the grim years of World War II. The man who financed that arsenal was his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. This is the first book to focus on the wartime achievements of this unlikely hero--a dyslexic college dropout who turned himself into a forceful and efficient administrator and then exceeded even Roosevelt in his determination to defeat the Nazis. Based on extensive research at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY, author Peter Moreira describes Morgenthau's truly breathtaking accomplishments: He led the greatest financial program the world has ever seen, raising $310 billion (over $4.8 trillion in today's dollars) to finance the war effort. This was largely done without the help of Wall Street by appealing to the patriotism of the average citizen through the sale of war bonds. In addition, he championed aid to Britain before America entered the war; initiated and oversaw the War Refugee Board, spearheading the rescue of 200,000 Jews from the Nazis; and became the architect of the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which produced the modern economic paradigm. The book also chronicles Morgenthau's many challenges, ranging from anti-Semitism to the postwar 'Morgenthau Plan' that was his undoing. This is a captivating story about an understated and often overlooked member of the Roosevelt cabinet who played a pivotal role in the American war effort to defeat the Nazis"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Moreira, Peter
Dewey number
  • 352.2/93092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M73
LC item number
M67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Morgenthau, Henry
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Morgenthau, Henry
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Cabinet officers
  • Jews
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
  • HISTORY.
  • Cabinet officers
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Jews
  • Political science
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1. Battling the Aggressors -- 2. The French Mission -- 3. The Gathering Storm -- 4. The Phony War -- 5. The Assisstant President -- 6. Aiding Britain -- 7. Lend-Lease -- 8. The Sinews of War -- 9. The Jews -- 10. Bretton Woods -- 11. Octagon -- 12. The Morgenthau Plan -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149581
Lccn
2014023881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn870663381
  • (OCoLC)870663381
Label
The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1. Battling the Aggressors -- 2. The French Mission -- 3. The Gathering Storm -- 4. The Phony War -- 5. The Assisstant President -- 6. Aiding Britain -- 7. Lend-Lease -- 8. The Sinews of War -- 9. The Jews -- 10. Bretton Woods -- 11. Octagon -- 12. The Morgenthau Plan -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149581
Lccn
2014023881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn870663381
  • (OCoLC)870663381

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