Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991.
A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.
In A Time For War, historian Robert Smith draws on newly available sources to provide a fresh and insightful look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency and its critical role in leading America into World War II. Roosevelt's aggressive pursuit of international cooperation, his determination to build a powerful navy, and his refusal to back down in the face of overwhelming odds all contributed to America's eventual victory. This comprehensive history is the first to explore in detail the president's efforts to cultivate relationships with key allies and enemies, as well as his attempts to navigate the dangerous waters of international politics. Smith paints a complex and compelling portrait of Roosevelt as a leader who was both visionary and pragmatic, visionary in his belief that America could play a role in shaping the world and pragmatic in his understanding that war was inevitable.; B&W Photographs; 8vo ; 449 pages.