The Arsenal of Democracy

The Arsenal of Democracy

FDR, Detroit, and An Epic Quest to Arm An America at War

Book - 2014
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Tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780547719283
0547719280
Branch Call Number: 940.531 BAI NVD
Characteristics: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Supermarine
Nov 10, 2015

This book is less about the role of Detroit as the arsenal of democracy, and more about the discord between Edsel Ford and his father, Henry, and Harry Bennett (head of the Service Department). Notwithstanding this point, the book is a real page turner and is well written and researched. Definitely worth a read if you are interested in military history.

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Bsmart68
Aug 27, 2015

Great read!

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dhomer1
Jun 16, 2014

A very good book.

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