The First Peacetime Draft by J. Garry CliffordThe First Peacetime Draft by J. Garry Clifford

The First Peacetime Draft

byJ. Garry Clifford

Mass Market Paperback | December 1, 1986

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"Fundamental American history rom which all adult academic readers can enjoy and profit. . . . Recounts the story of how a most controversial piece of legislation was initiated and driven through Congress by a small group of concerned advocates. The role played by Franklin D. Roosevelt is of great interest. The subject suffers a splendid view of how FDR could play the dangerous game of making a virtue of refusing to take a stand on a major issue."--Choice. "Using the Selective Service Act of 1940 as a focus to illuminate the evolution of American policy and attitudes toward the Second World War, this book unites exhaustive research with crisp narrative and trenchant analysis."--Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., author of The Age of Roosevelt. "An outstanding piece of historical scholarship, definitive on the selective service legislation of 1940, and brilliant in establishing the larger context. Exhaustive research, vivid style, and broad sweep . . . "--Frank Freidel, author of the four-volume Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Altogether compelling--and wonderfully detailed, masterfully researched, and graciously and vividly written."--William E. Leuchtenburg, author of In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.
Title:The First Peacetime DraftFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:9.05 × 6.09 × 0.85 inPublished:December 1, 1986Publisher:University Press Of KansasLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0700611029

ISBN - 13:9780700611027

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