The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941 by Paul Dickson audiobook

The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor

By Paul Dickson
Read by Shawn Compton

Tantor Audio 9780802147677

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665199896

  • ISBN: 9781665199889

  • ISBN: 9781665199902

Runtime: 13.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Washington Independent Review of Books Pick of 2020

The story of America's astounding industrial mobilization during World War II has been told. But what has never been chronicled before Paul Dickson's The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is the extraordinary transformation of America's military from a disparate collection of camps with dilapidated equipment into a well-trained and spirited army ten times its prior size in little more than eighteen months. From Franklin Roosevelt's selection of George C. Marshall to be Army Chief of Staff to the remarkable peace-time draft of 1940 and the massive and unprecedented mock battles in Tennessee, Louisiana, and the Carolinas by which the skill and spirit of the Army were forged and out of which iconic leaders like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Clark emerged; Dickson narrates America's urgent mobilization against a backdrop of political and cultural isolationist resistance and racial tension at home, and the increasingly perceived threat of attack from both Germany and Japan.

An important addition to American history, The Rise of the G. I. Army, 1940-1941 is essential to our understanding of America's involvement in World War II.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thoroughly researched and very readable, Dickson’s brilliant The Rise of the G.I. Army is destined to be the new standard for this period.” Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of Dog Company and The Unknowns
“Reading about the birth of the country’s citizen Army before World War II is a profoundly heartening experience. With all they are facing today, Americans need Dickson’s reminder of this momentous accomplishment.” New York Times Book Review
“The best history is character-driven, and in this Mr. Dickson excels…An indispensable account.” Wall Street Journal
“A deeply researched and well-written account…This is military history at its absolute finest…Highly recommended!” Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Dickson

Author Bio: Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson is the author of more than sixty nonfiction books, including Sputnik: The Shock of the Century and The Bonus Army: An American Epic, written with Thomas B. Allen, and books on electronic warfare and war slang. He concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball, and twentieth-century history

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English