American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America by Jonathan W. Jordan

By Jonathan W. Jordan

From New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, opponents, Victors—comes the intimate precise tale of President Franklin Roosevelt’s internal circle of army management, the group of competitors who formed global warfare II and America.
 
After the assault on Pearl Harbor, the USA was once awoke from its shut eye of isolationism. to aid him steer the country in the course of the coming battle, President Franklin Roosevelt became to the best “team of rivals” because the days of Lincoln: Secretary of struggle Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and normal George C. Marshall.
 
jointly, those 4 males led the state via history’s such a lot devastating clash and ushered in a brand new period of remarkable American impact, all whereas pressured to beat the profound own and political modifications which divided them.
 
A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. management in the course of global battle II, American Warlords is a awesome glimpse behind the scenes of presidential power.

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Quite a character, Vonte worked Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. He is seen here plying his trade on a 1955 Mercury at a Vallejo, California, car show. ) One of the longest-lasting clubs in the region has been the Santa Barbara Igniters. In this group shot taken in front of Santa Barbara High School are, from left to right, Dave Boccalli, Sam Foose, Tony Cavalli (driver’s seat), Phil Salter, Barry Atsatt (in jacket), Dick Jeffers, Karl Hove, and Ben Rockwell. ) 47 Here are three of the Igniters of Santa Barbara making an appearance at Santa Maria Drag Strip with the club’s 1937 Ford sedan.

This is Monte Hendricks’s Tombstone Special. Built by Rip Erickson as a front-engine rod at his garage on Milpas Street across from the Hendricks family funeral-supply business, this rear-engined version was powered by a 1947 Chevrolet straight-six equipped with a Wayne head and manifold and three Stromberg carburetors. It was later sold to Keith Loomis. ) 61 Another Santa Barbara local, Toby Schwalenberg, is seen here hauling his Chevy-powered Model T roadster pickup around the warehouse track at Goleta.

Here is another of his drag racers, this one from around 1960. Fred has switched to a blown 392-cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi for power. Note also that the blower is chain driven rather than belt driven. The frame and body are again homemade, and it looks like he has used the same dropped axle as on his earlier car. Below, Fred is seen just as he lifts his front wheels off the starting line at San Luis Obispo. That is a Volvo 544 in the upper-left background. ) 42 Here, a group from the Dusters clowns for the camera while working on Eric Salter’s 1927 Model T roadster at the Richfield service station that used to be at the corner of State and Mission Streets.

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