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Leadership in Isolation: FDR and the Origins of the Second World War
Leadership in Isolation: FDR and the Origins of the Second World War
By William E. Kinsella, Jr.
G. K. Hall/Schenkman, 1978, 282 pp
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In this sympathetic survey of F.D.R.'s foreign policy before Pearl Harbor, the author diligently explores unpublished material and concludes that Roosevelt never doubted the necessity of American entry into the conflict against the Axis. He endows the President with a more systematic mind and more foresight than do many historians.