Oct 25, 2020
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Posted by Lynne Olson

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world At the center of this controversy stood the two most famous men in America President Franklin D R From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world At the center of this controversy stood the two most famous men in America President Franklin D Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist cause, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who, as unofficial leader and spokesman for America s isolationists, emerged as the president s most formidable adversary Their contest of wills personified the divisions within the country at large, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use of their dramatic personal stories to create a poignant and riveting narrative While FDR, buffeted by political pressures on all sides, struggled to marshal public support for aid to Winston Churchill s Britain, Lindbergh saw his heroic reputation besmirched and his marriage thrown into turmoil by allegations that he was a Nazi sympathizer Spanning the years 1939 to 1941, Those Angry Days vividly re creates the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the United States in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor After Germany vanquished most of Europe, America found itself torn between its traditional isolationism and the urgent need to come to the aid of Britain, the only country still battling Hitler The conflict

  • Title: Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
  • Author: Lynne Olson
  • ISBN: 19391941009182120143010720132152086691579795215797952391939194113654632871579795220015797952193919411400069742139781400069743262013157979521579795213654632871579795215797952315797952882713865005859244415797952315797952
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Those Angry Days Roosevelt Lindbergh and America s Fight Over World War II From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II a bitter sometimes violent clash of personalities and idea

    Jeffrey Keeten

    All that noise you hearis death coming to London You can hear the bombs falling on the streets and the homes Don t tune me out this is a big story and you re part of it The lights are all out everywhere, except in America Keep those lights burning.Hang on to your lights, they re the only lights left in the world Foreign Correspondent Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Joel McCrea and Laraine Day in Foreign Correspondent.It was serendipitous that last week I happened to watch Foreign Corr [...]


    Lewis Weinstein

    UPDATED 8 7 13An absolutely fantastic read Olson writes history with the pace and intensity of a novel Characters real characters are exposed bit by bit through their actions to have their strengths Wendell Willkie and weaknesses FDR and Lindbergh picked open to view I have always liked FDR but now like him much less I have never liked Lindbergh and now dislike him much I never knew about Willkie and now think he was a real political hero, the likes of which we have rare UPDATED 8 7 13An absolut [...]


    Jill Hutchinson

    My fascination with this book began with the first chapter and never let up Lynne Olson has written a masterpiece about a time when the US was floundering, uncertain, making unfulfilled promises, and unprepared to face a World War which could possibly reach the shores of the Americas FDR seemed almost confused and was worried about his political future than the build up of a military presence representative of a world power France had fallen liked a house of cards and England was standin My fasc [...]


    Cathy DuPont

    You can always count on America to do the right thing after they ve tried everything else. Winston ChurchillYes, yes, yes, I m always proud of myself when I can pull myself away from James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Ellroy, Block et al to read an other genre And I m always happier when I finish.At 464 pages, I didn t consider this a long book but it certainly seemed long and I ve found as I grow older, my attention span isn t what it used to be The book made me reminiscent of politics [...]


    Max

    Olson takes us back to a time uncertain and contentious than our own She profiles a strident Charles Lindbergh and a cautious Franklin Roosevelt engaging in the heated debate between the isolationists and interventionists as WWII unfolds As the two sides unleash their vitriol on each other, American policy is shaped as much by personal animosities and loyalties as principles Olson s focused portrayal of this great political divide reveals the character of the participants in ways we Olson takes [...]


    Steven Z.

    Recently I visited the World War II tunnels under the White Cliffs of Dover As a retired historian this fostered further interest on my part in examining the events surrounding Dunkirk and the German aerial blitz over England in 1940 Coincidentally, Lynne Olson, the author of a number of books dealing with the United Kingdom and the war, published her most recent effort, THOSE ANGRY DAYS ROOSEVELT, LINDBERGH AND THE FIGHT OVER WORLD WAR II, 1939 1941, a survey of American policy toward events Re [...]


    Adam

    One of the most frustrating points that is made about our current social and political climate is that it s never been this bad When we talk about our elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, we bemoan the state of our government, their lack of empathy and shared sacrifice, their detachment and utter inability to accomplish anything substantial or beneficial We demand civility and compromise, we demand clear ideas, and above all else we demand conversation over arguments and de [...]



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