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Riassunto: Though it is today the hub of international affairs and government, Washington, D.C. was once little more than a small Southern town that happened to host our nationally elected officials. Award-winning journalist David Brinkley remembers what it was like--how Washington awoke from its slumber and found itself with a war on its hands. Washington had to print the paper, alphabetize the bureaucracies, host the parties, pitch the propaganda, write the laws, launch the drives, draft the boys, hire the "government girls," and engage in an often hilarious administrative war of words, wit, and even wisdom.
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Review: This book of the just-retired newsman's reminiscences of Washington at the dawn of America's involvement in World War II is no mere historical curiosity shop. It's very instructive about the way Washington still works. For instance, Brinkley tells us that in September 1941, while FDR was still wavering about where to put the military's new headquarters building, an Army general told the contractor to get started. By the time Roosevelt found out about this a month later, the foundations for the Pentagon had already been put in place.
Titolo: Washington Goes to War
Casa editrice: Thorndike Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr. Condizione libro: Fair. Acceptable condition. Large Print edition. Codice libro della libreria V18A-00254
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Large Print Edition . David Brinkley, one of America's most respected and celebrated news commentators, turns his journalistic skills to a personal account of the tumultuous days of World War II in the sleepy little Southern town that was Washington, D.C. Carrying us from the first days of the war through Roosevelt's death and the celebration of VJ Day, Brinkley surrounds us with fascinating people. Here are the charismatic President Roosevelt and the woman spy, code name "Cynthia." Here, too, are the diplomatic set, new Pentagon officials, and old-line society members -- aka "Cave Dwellers" We meet the brashest and the brightest who actually ran the government, and the countless men and women who came to support the war effort in any way they could -- all seeking to share in the adventure of their generation. Paperback. Large print edition. 561pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 036489
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0896212270 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN7.2067380
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020896212270
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110896212270
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0896212270 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.2067380
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr, 1989. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0896212270