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The Resource The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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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
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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
  • A biography of Roosevelt's secretary of the Treasury provides details on how the college dropout fueled his determination to defeat the Nazis by creating a financial program to finance the war and launched the American aircraft program
  • "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
  • 352.2/93092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • Cabinet officers
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Jews
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Battling the Aggressors -- The French Mission -- The Gathering Storm -- The Phony War -- The Assisstant President -- Aiding Britain -- Lend-Lease -- The Sinews of War -- The Jews -- Bretton Woods -- Octagon -- The Morgenthau Plan -- Epilogue
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1 online resource (348 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781616149598
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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0015008670
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unknown
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unknown
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883348578
Label
The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war, Peter Moreira., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Battling the Aggressors -- The French Mission -- The Gathering Storm -- The Phony War -- The Assisstant President -- Aiding Britain -- Lend-Lease -- The Sinews of War -- The Jews -- Bretton Woods -- Octagon -- The Morgenthau Plan -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (348 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616149598
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015008670
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883348578

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