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Author Klein, Maury, 1939-
Title A call to arms : mobilizing America for World War II / Maury Klein.
Published New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  D769.2 .K54 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xiii, 897 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography 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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Industrial mobilization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Mobilization -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9781596916074 (hbk.)
1596916079 (hbk.)
OCLC number 811597616