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The Mantle of Command

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The Book
A dramatic, eye-opening account of how FDR took personal charge of the military direction of World War II. Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, this books offers a radical new perspective on FDR’s masterful — and underappreciated — leadership of the Allied war effort. The Mantle of Command is an intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history’s greatest conflict.

The Mantle of Command

by Nigel Hamilton
About
The Book
A dramatic, eye-opening account of how FDR took personal charge of the military direction of World War II. Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, this books offers a radical new perspective on FDR’s masterful — and underappreciated — leadership of the Allied war effort. The Mantle of Command is an intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history’s greatest conflict.
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What Bob Iger says

I’ve enjoyed several books this year (2015) that I would count among my favorites, but the one that’s left the deepest impression is Nigel Hamilton’s “The Mantle of Command,”which looks at a defining period in the life of President Franklin Roosevelt—the first year of World War II. Mr. Hamilton has created a masterpiece that is the counterpoint, in many ways, to Winston Churchill’s well-known “The Second World War” series, which painted a heroic portrait of the charismatic prime minister. FDR never had the chance to pen his own autobiographical account of the war, and history has sometimes portrayed him as something of a bystander to the war. Mr. Hamilton corrects this misperception, detailing Roosevelt’s wise tactics for slowly building up America’s military forces and showing how he had to go around the backs of his own advisers to ready the U.S. for its entrance into battle. What emerges is a portrait of Roosevelt not only as a truly great leader, but an excellent strategist and commander.