7 edition of An Arsenal for Democracy found in the catalog.
May 2003 by Hampton Press .
Written in English
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The Arsenal of Democracy FDR, Detroit, and An Epic Quest to Arm An America at War (Book): Baime, A. J.: A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II. In , as Hitler's threat loomed .
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Through the book we meet Edsel Ford, William Sorenson, Harry Bennett, and the other major players by: 4. The title to The Arsenal of Democracy is a bit misleading as it seems to imply that the book is about the war production effort in general, when really it focuses narrowly on Ford.
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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War A.J. Baime, Houghton Mifflin pp. ISBN Summary A dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II.
After reading this book I cannot help but think we will be at a big disadvantage in the future. I know I must have heard the saying “the arsenal of democracy” but I did not remember that was what FDR called the production of war materials.
Baime focuses primarily on the Ford Motor Company and its production of the B Liberator heavy bomber. A.J. BAIME is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of The Arsenal of Democracy () and Go Like Hell (). Both books are in development for major motion pictures.
Both books are in development for major motion : HMH Books. Images from the Arsenal of Democracy is a fascinating photographic survey of the prodigious contributions of the American automobile industry to the Allied victory in World War II.
The images of the industry’s productive achievements are deeply impressive, as are those of the men and women who wrought these miracles of production. Book Review: 'The Arsenal of Democracy' by A.J. Baime Henry Ford's son, Edsel, was one of the unsung heroes of World War II.
The Arsenal of Democracy A truly outstanding chronically of one of American industry's most outstanding achievements in a time of critical wartime need. Baime's telling of the relationship between Henry Ford and his son Edsel is excellent/5(67).
Arsenal of Democracy is an engaging portrait of what was arguably the auto industry's 'finest hour.' – Robert Casey, retired curator of transportation, Henry Ford Museum The book clearly shows the enormous impact of WWII and the auto industry's essential role.
In a word, The Arsenal of Democracy is great. It’s a wonderful book weaving together the stories of World War II, the Ford family, Detroit’s wholesale conversion to war production, the application of mass production to weapons manufacturing, the logistics of building major manufacturing facilities in the middle An Arsenal for Democracy book nowhere, and Ford’s.
Editions for The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest to Arm an America at War: (Hardcover published in ). Arsenal of Democracy Appropriately, Detroit grew to be known as "The Arsenal of Democracy," a term coined by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt during one of his Fireside Chat radio broadcasts. In the speech, delivered on DecemRoosevelt made a “call to arm and support” the Allied powers, including Britain.
Origins of the phrase. InDoubleday executive Herbert S. Houston analyzed World War I with an article titled "Blocking New Wars". He wrote that American business was the "Protector of Democracy" while the American free press was "one of the most effective weapons in the arsenal of democracy.".
The concept of America as an actual arsenal came from the American. A.J. Baime talked about his book, The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at spoke with Greg Burns, a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. In A.
Baime’s fast-paced book, “The Arsenal of Democracy,” the Ford Motor Company and its production of the B Liberator heavy bomber take center stage.
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I’m a creature of habit and usually stick to one brand of aftermarket trigger but since getting this trigger in my 19 and now my 19X, I’ve been converted. Arsenal of Democracy is an engaging portrait of what was arguably the auto industry's 'finest hour.' retired curator of transportation, Henry Ford Museum - Robert Casey American manufacturing prowess is on full display in this masterful study of automobile makers and parts suppliers who shifted gears to achieve miracles of military production Brand: Wayne State University Press.
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War.” By A.J. Baime. A.J. Baime, an automotive writer for The Wall Street Journal, sets several ambitious goals for his book “The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War.”.
So, when he gave his "Great Arsenal of Democracy" speech over the radio, he knew lots of people would tune in. (In general, people loved FDR.) FDR spent the entire first half talking about all the bad things the Axis were doing to U.S. allies, not because he enjoys spreading bad news in dulcet tones, but because he had to convince the American.
Arsenal of Democracy includes an analysis of wartime production nationally, on the automotive industry level, by individual automakers, and at the single plant level. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. "The definitive history. Arsenal of Democracy includes an analysis of wartime production nationally, on the automotive industry level, by individual automakers, and at the single plant level.
For this thorough history, Hyde has consulted previously overlooked records collected by the Automobile Manufacturers Association that are now housed in the National Automotive Author: Charles K.
Hyde. Book Reviews In A. Baime’s fast-paced book, The Arsenal of Democracy, the Ford Motor Company and its production of the B Liberator heavy bomber take center be sure, this was one of many planes produced for the war, and Ford was neither the only car company to manufacture planes nor the largest military contractor.
: Arsenal of Democracy: the story of American War Production: DJ has numerous small tears, several small pieces missing at edges of back cover; edge and corner wear.
In Book Edition: First Edition. The Arsenal of Democracy Chapter, formerly known as the Greater Detroit Chapter, was chartered in with Don C. Pippel as the first Chapter President. The Chapter is made up of both Individual and Corporate members and represents the entire state of Michigan.
'Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II' by Charles K. Hyde. Available October. Breif summary of the ARSENAL of democracy On DecemPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to the American public in which he urged the United States to become the “Great Arsenal of Democracy.” “The people of Europe who are defending themselves do not ask us to do their fighting.
Opened June in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front tells the story of the road to war and the Home Front, drawing on personal narratives and evocative artifacts to highlight facets of WWII-era American life through an experiential narrative.
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Throughout World War II, Detroit's automobile manufacturers accounted for one-fifth of the dollar value of the nation's total war production, and this amazing output from "the arsenal of democracy" directly contributed to the allied victory.
In fact, automobile makers achieved such production miracles that many of their methods were adopted by other defense. Journalist A.J.
Baime’s new book, The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, is about how Detroit—and specifically—the Ford Motor Company took up Roosevelt’s challenge.
Determined to “out-build Hitler,” the Ford Motor Company erected Willow Run, the largest aircraft factory ever built, with. Arsenal of Democracy is an engaging portrait of what was arguably the auto industry's 'finest hour.'--Robert Casey "retired curator of transportation, Henry Ford Museum "This well-written book is one of the most important studies of industrial mobilization to appear in a long time/5(15).
• “The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit and the an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War” by A.J. Baime combines the quest to build the ultimate bomber plant just outside Detroit in Willow.
Taking place fromArsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and : Hearts of Iron.
The Great Arsenal of Democracy Introduction America Can Isolate, But It Can't Hide. Once upon a dream in some far away time, the U.S.
of A was snug as a bug in a rug in its policy of isolationism. The world was slower. Countries seemed further apart. Wars in Europe seemed like they were happening on another planet. Detroit became known as the 'Arsenal of Democracy' after a fireside chat delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Within the first year and a half after the attack on Pearl Harbor,ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY. Arsenal of Democracy was a phrase used by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt ( – ) to describe the United States as he tried to arouse popular support for sending military aid to nations fighting against the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan, among others) during World War II ( – ).
Reelected to an unprecedented third term. Arsenal of Democracy includes an analysis of wartime production nationally, on the automotive industry level, by individual automakers, and at the single plant level.
For this thorough history, Hyde has consulted previously overlooked records collected by the Automobile Manufacturers Association that are now housed in the National Automotive.After reading Tom Gervasi's fine piece on the F fighter plane in the May issue of Harper's Magazine, I expected his book, Arsenal of Democracy.
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The Arsenal Of Democracy. Author: A. J. Baime ISBN: Genre: Business & Economics.