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Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage

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Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations.

Roosevelt's Secret War is crowded with remarkable revelations:

-FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo before Pearl Harbor

-A defector from Hitler's inner circle reported directly to the Oval Office

-Roosevelt knew before any other world leader of Hitler's plan to invade Russia

-Roosevelt and Churchill concealed a disaster costing hundreds of British soldiers' lives in order to protect Ultra, the British codebreaking secret

-An unwitting Japanese diplomat provided the President with a direct pipeline into Hitler's councils

Roosevelt's Secret War also describes how much FDR had been told--before the Holocaust--about the coming fate of Europe's Jews. And Persico also provides a definitive answer to the perennial question Did FDR know in advance about the attack on Pearl Harbor?

By temperament and character, no American president was better suited for secret warfare than FDR. He manipulated, compartmentalized, dissembled, and misled, demonstrating a spymaster's talent for intrigue. He once remarked, "I never let my right hand know what my left hand does." Not only did Roosevelt create America's first central intelligence agency, the OSS, under "Wild Bill" Donovan, but he ran spy rings directly from the Oval Office, enlisting well-placed socialite friends.

FDR was also spied against. Roosevelt's Secret War presents evidence that the Soviet Union had a source inside the Roosevelt White House; that British agents fed FDR total fabrications to draw the United States into war; and that Roosevelt, by yielding to Churchill's demand that British scientists be allowed to work on the Manhattan Project, enabled the secrets of the bomb to be stolen. And these are only a few of the scores of revelations in this constantly surprising story of Roosevelt's hidden role in World War II.

Synopsis:

A major new study of FDR's role in the "secret war" undergirding World War II reveals Roosevelt to be an enthusiastic instigator of many covert operations against the Nazis, the Japanese, and the Soviet Union. 35,000 first printing.

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About the Author

Joseph E. Persico’s books include Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, which was made into a major television docudrama, and Piercing the Reich, on the penetration of Nazi Germany by American agents. He is also the coauthor of General Colin Powell’s autobiography, My American Journey.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588361240
Subtitle:
FDR and World War II Espionage
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Persico, Joseph
Author:
Joseph E. Persico
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945
Subject:
History-United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
History-Military - World War II
Subject:
History-Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
History : Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
US History-Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
564

Related Subjects

Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , A major new study of FDR's role in the "secret war" undergirding World War II reveals Roosevelt to be an enthusiastic instigator of many covert operations against the Nazis, the Japanese, and the Soviet Union. 35,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
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