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Louis Johnson and the Arming of America Louis Johnson was FDR's Assistant Secretary of War and the architect of industrial mobilization plans that put the nation on a war footing prior to its entry into World War II. Later, as Truman's Secretary of Defense, Johnson was given the difficult job of unifying the armed forces and carrying out Truman's orders to reduce defense expenditures.
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Without question this is an important new addition to World War II and Cold War historiography. . . . Highly recommended. (Douglas Brinkley author of Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years and The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey bey)
[Johnson’s] career is a cautionary tale of how even the most ruthlessly effective men can become pawns in the Washington power game. McFarland and Roll bring Johnson to life in this thorough and well―told history. (Evan Thomas Newsweek, author of Robert Kennedy: His Life and The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA)
McFarland and Roll have performed a real service in rescuing from obscurity this Democratic mover and shaker. Their account of the rise and fall of Louis Johnson provides us with the fullest depiction yet of an important Washington figure employed for better or worse as a blunt instrument of policy change by both Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. (Alonzo L. Hamby author of Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman and For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin R)
A remarkably objective, yet sympathetic, study of Louis Johnson’s life and career. Now only half―remembered, . . . Johnson was a major national figure. Colorful, aggressive, independent―minded, egotistical, his strong views and conflicts with Dean Acheson proved to be his undoing. All in all, a fascinating tale. (James R. Schlesinger former Secretary of Defense)
. . . If Patrick Henry was right about the 'lamp of experience' as our only guide to the future, then this book should be read by all who work within the defense community. The authors offer insightful and timeless conclusions about the personalities that clash and the relationships that form at the very highest levels of the American government. ―Parameters http://carlisle―www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/06autumn/au (rev.htm)
Foreword Magazines's 2006 Book of the Year Award, Silver Medal2006 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection
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