1940: Fdr, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--The Election Amid the Storm

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Yale University Press
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5.91 X 8.82 X 1.03 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author
Susan Dunn is the Third Century Professor of Humanities at Williams College. She is the author of a dozen books, including The Three Roosevelts, cowritten with James MacGregor Burns, and Roosevelt's Purge, winner of the Henry Adams Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history. She lives in Williamstown, MA.
Susan Dunn's gripping book shows us that the further we get from 1940, the more obvious it is that this moment was a turning point for Western civilization. With fresh research and original insights, Dunn allows us to watch and assess such figures as FDR, Hitler and Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, Wendell Willkie, Henry Wallace, Joseph Kennedy and others as they play out their roles, large and small, in the horrifying, onrushing drama. Anyone today who believes that U.S. involvement and the ultimate Allied triumph in World War II was inevitable must read this important history.--Michael Beschloss, New York Times bestselling author of Presidential Courage

Susan Dunn, a prolific and outstanding historian, has crafted a fast-paced, serious, and extraordinarily well-researched book about the events surrounding the pivotal 1940 election. Her main characters--FDR, Wendell Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--come brilliantly to life. I could hardly put the book down. --James T. Patterson, author of Bancroft Prize-winning Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974