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Riassunto: 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.
Recensione: 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: The Extraordinary ...
Casa editrice: Andre Deutsch
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Washington Goes to War This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780233983660
Descrizione libro ANDRE DEUTSCH LTD. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G023398366XI5N10
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch. Condizione libro: Good. . Good dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria N05F-00392
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. First Thus. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11184406
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch., 1989. Condizione libro: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- VG. 9.5x6. 286pp. 35 b/w photos. Codice libro della libreria 1543367
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. The transformation of Washington from a sleepy old southern town, to the hub of the American war effort. 286pp, with over 30 illustrations. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1113229911
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good+. Upper front fore corner scuffed, lightly; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages Very Good bumped. DJ has light wear, scratches. Codice libro della libreria 36766
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, London, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition thus. 1st British edition. Unread. Bright gold-stamped red-orange bds, unblemished dust jacket. No names, clean text. "The extraordinary story of the transformation of a city" by the veteran journalist. With b/w photos. 14,900 shelf. Codice libro della libreria 053742
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, London, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Later Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN: 023398366X. ISBN/EAN: 9780233983660. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X19444. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. Codice libro della libreria X19444
Descrizione libro ANDRE DEUTSCH LTD, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 023398366X