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White House witness, 1942-1945 / Jonathan Daniels.


1st ed.. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975.
ISBN 0385007620, 9780385007627

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Subjects Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981.
EĢtats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1933-1945.
Politics and government.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States.
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965.
Description xii, 299 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1975.
Notes Includes index.
Summary The Nation's Capital during WWII -- a town of intrigue, gossip, humor, and deadly serious political decisions that would affect the future of the world. It's all captured in this remarkable firsthand account by a man who saw it from the vantage point of the White House, as one of FDR's closet aides. The events covered in the diary-with-commentary include: *The White House's struggle with the reaction that was setting in against Roosevelt's New Deal policies; *The politically damaging "spiritualist letters" of Vice President Wallace, and the "blackmail" trade-off that kept them secret. *The infighting over the control of war production. *The historic Big Three conferences. *The battles with the press over excessive wartime secrecy. *The momentous decision by the President to seek an unprecedented fourth term. *The mishandling of the replacement of Wallace by Truman as Roosevelt's running mate. *And the dramatic moments, following FDR's death, when Harry Truman assumed the presidency.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1102960
(OCoLC)ocm01102960
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981.
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