""Without question this is an important new addition to World War II and Cold War historiography.... Highly recommended."" -- Douglas Brinkley, author of Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years and The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey beyond the White House""A remarkably objective, yet sympathetic, study of Louis Johnson's life and career. Now only half-remembered,... Johnson was a major national figure. Colorful, aggressive, independent-minded, egotistical, his strong views and conflicts
Cover; contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Bedford Blood; 2. Foot in the Door; 3. Like Feuding Schoolboys; 4. "Basic Shift in Mobilization Planning"; 5. Understanding FDR; 6. Surviving FDR; 7. "But You Promised Me"; 8. Personal Representative of the President; 9. Long Shot Pays Off; 10. Inside the Pentagon; 11. Revolt of the Admirals; 12. "Like a Meatchopper on Roundsteak"; 13. "My God, the Russians Have the Bomb"; 14. Entangling Alliance; 15. "Till the Dust Settles"; 16. Last Week in June; 17. "Give Me Two American Divisions and I Can Hold Korea"; 18. Means of Descent
19. "Lou, I've Got to Ask You to Quit"20. "Lest Darkness Come"; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
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