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The dying president : Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-1945 / Robert H. Ferrell.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: E807 .F4 1998

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    In this authoritative account, Robert H. Ferrell shows how the treatment of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's illness in 1944-1945 was managed by none other than the president himself. Although this powerful American president knew that he suffered from cardiovascular disease, he went to great lengths to hide that fact - both from his physician and from the public. The president's duplicity, though not easily measurable, had a critical effect on his performance. Important decisions were delayed or poorly made. America's policy toward Germany was temporarily abandoned in favor of the so-called Morgenthau Plan, which proposed the "pastoralization" of Germany, turning the industrial heart of Europe into farmland. Roosevelt nearly ruined the choice of Senator Harry S. Truman as his running mate in 1944 by wavering in the days prior to the party's national convention. He negotiated an agreement with Winston Churchill on sharing postwar development of nuclear weapons but failed to let the State Department know. In his final year, a year in which he faced crucial responsibility regarding World War II and American foreign policy, Franklin D. Roosevelt failed to serve the nation as a healthy president would have.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Ferrell, Robert H.
    Published
    Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1998
    Locale
    United States
    Contents
    Introduction
    1. Guesswork
    2. March 28, 1944
    3. Getting along
    4. Yalta and Warm Springs
    5. Conclusion.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-178) and index.
    Introduction -- 1. Guesswork -- 2. March 28, 1944 -- 3. Getting along -- 4. Yalta and Warm Springs -- 5. Conclusion.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0826211712
    9780826211712
    Physical Description
    vii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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