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A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II (Hardcover)

Maury Klein

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ISBN 10: 1596916079 / ISBN 13: 9781596916074
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Hardcover. 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 tw.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 897 pages. 1.497. N° de ref. de la librería 9781596916074

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Título: A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World...

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

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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.

About the Author:

Maury Klein is renowned as one of the finest historians of American business and economy. He is the author of many books, including The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America; and Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

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