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A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II, Maury Klein

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A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II
Title
A call to arms
Title remainder
mobilizing America for World War II
Statement of responsibility
Maury Klein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A fast-paced history of the organization of American institutional, economic, military, and governmental might for WWII and how this titanic effort determined the outcome of the war and transformed the American economy and society
  • "The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts. The Axis powers might have fielded better trained soldiers, better weapons, better tanks and aircraft. But they could not match American productivity. America buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry, and American workers, won World War II. The scale of effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the definitive narrative history of this epic struggle, told by one of America's greatest historians of business and economics, and renders the transformation of America with a depth and vividness never available before"--
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1939-
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Klein, Maury
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Industrial mobilization
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II, Maury Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 853-866) and index
Contents
The unluckiest generation -- The world unraveling -- again -- 1940 : the year of denial -- 1941 : the year of turmoil -- 1942 : the year of despair -- 1943 : the year of production -- 1944 : the year of hope -- 1945 : the year of triumph -- The payoff
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 897 p.
Isbn
9781596916074
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039497
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811597616
  • (OCoLC)ocn811597616
  • 597903
Label
A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II, Maury Klein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 853-866) and index
Contents
The unluckiest generation -- The world unraveling -- again -- 1940 : the year of denial -- 1941 : the year of turmoil -- 1942 : the year of despair -- 1943 : the year of production -- 1944 : the year of hope -- 1945 : the year of triumph -- The payoff
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiii, 897 p.
Isbn
9781596916074
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039497
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811597616
  • (OCoLC)ocn811597616
  • 597903

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