Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, And The Fateful Summer Of 1940

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - History - 400 pages
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Nineteen Weeks is Norman Moss's riveting account of FDR, Churchill, and the extraordinary decisions made in 1940 that set the stage for America's interventionist role in world affairs. The weeks between May and September 1940 saw Hitler's stunning conquest of France, Britain's desperate struggle against the threat of invasion and conquest, and a passionate debate in the United States over the proper response to these events. Roosevelt's appeals to his countrymen to offer support to Europe were met with opposition from factions that wanted to maintain America's distance. When the tide of popular opinion turned from isolationism, the order of world power was altered forever.
As Moss shows, the "special relationship" between Britain and America began in that brief, crucial period, setting the tenor of future American foreign policy. His lucid history offers a fascinating window on current world events.

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In the spring and summer of 1940, the Nazi blitzkrieg stunned Western Europe with its rapid success at overrunning France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Moss (Politics of Uranium; Men Who Play God) uses ... Read full review

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Norman Moss is a renowned journalist and broadcaster and the author of several books, including an acclaimed work on the hydrogen bomb and a biography of the atomic-age spy Karl Fuchs. He has worked for Reuters and the Associated Press and has been a foreign correspondent for an American radio network. He lives in London.

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