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The Hopkins touch : Harry Hopkins and the forging of the alliance to defeat Hitler / David L. Roll.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D753 .R64 2013

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    "Franklin Roosevelt's friend and advisor Harry Hopkins, an Iowan social worker who became the president's political "point man" during World War II, was one of the most improbable and important political operators of the twentieth century. Having gained Roosevelt's trust assisting on campaigns and leading relief and jobs programs - including the WPA - during the 1930s, Hopkins helped the president confront the growing threat, and later the reality, of war. From the beginning, Hopkins grasped that the key to victory was the creation and maintenance of an Allied coalition of military power sustained by economic cooperation. He acted as the self-described "catalytic agent" between the Allied leaders, meeting frequently with Churchill and Stalin both before and long after Pearl Harbor and coordinating the $50 billion Lend-Lease program. David Roll's portrait of Hopkins discusses his early life and career, but emphasizes his role alongside FDR (and later Truman) in World War II, making use of previously private diaries and letters."--Pub. desc.
    Format
    Manuscript language material
    Author/Creator
    Roll, David L., 1940-
    Published
    Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
    Locale
    United States
    Contents
    Ambitious reformer
    Asks for nothing except to serve
    He suddenly came out with it: the whole program
    The right man
    First glimpse of dawn?
    Vodka has authority
    At last we have gotten together
    We are all in the same boat now
    Some sort of a front this summer
    The Hopkins touch
    Lighting the torch
    The view from Marrakech
    Fault lines
    The alliance shifts
    Tilting toward the Russians
    A soldier's debt
    The best they could do
    A leave of absence from death
    The root of the matter.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-480) and index.
    Ambitious reformer -- Asks for nothing except to serve -- He suddenly came out with it: the whole program -- The right man -- First glimpse of dawn? -- Vodka has authority -- At last we have gotten together -- We are all in the same boat now -- Some sort of a front this summer -- The Hopkins touch -- Lighting the torch -- The view from Marrakech -- Fault lines -- The alliance shifts -- Tilting toward the Russians -- A soldier's debt -- The best they could do -- A leave of absence from death -- The root of the matter.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780199891955
    0199891958 (alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    510 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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