Charles Callan Tansill, one of the foremost American diplomatic historians of the twentieth century, convincingly argues that Franklin Roosevelt wished to involve the United States in the European War that began in September 1939. When his efforts appeared to come to naught, Roosevelt determined to provoke Japan into an attack on American ...Read MoreCharles Callan Tansill, one of the foremost American diplomatic historians of the twentieth century, convincingly argues that Franklin Roosevelt wished to involve the United States in the European War that began in September 1939. When his efforts appeared to come to naught, Roosevelt determined to provoke Japan into an attack on American territory. Doing so would involve Japan's Axis allies in war also, and so America would thus enter the war through the "back door". The strategy succeeded, and Tansill maintains that Roosevelt therefore welcomed Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Tansill demonstrates quite convincingly his central theme: that FDR sought to include the United States in the Second World War on the side of the Soviet Union from the very beginning, and duped the Japanese into firing the first shot. Tansill proves his premise by the usage of extensive primary material from US State Department files, current periodicals, and sound reasoning.Read Less
Very Good in Good jacket. 690 page hardcover in an attractive/durable full-cloth binding, includes an Index. "Before the whole truth about pre-war foreign policy could be told, the files of confidential correspondence in the Department of State had to be opened. Charles Callan Tansill, probably the outstanding authority on American diplomatic history, is the first person to make full use of this invaluable data...The evidence is abundant and the record is clear. The foreign policy of the Roosevelt Administration pointed straight to war while the President talked of peace. This long-awaited volume, in preparation for over five years, is one of the notable achievements in historical writing in this generation." Very nice copy: spine square/minor fading at head and heel/a little tearing of cloth at/near back corner of head, small patch of fading at upper edge of front board/TINY bit of bumping at lower corner of back, previous owner's signature at three places: upper edge of front fixed endpaper/upper edge of back fixed endpaper/upper edge of page 335/pages faintly toned. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition with NO markings throughout. The dj is price-clipped and lightly rubbed, spine has a little wear at hinges/one large chip at back corner of head and at front hinge else head/heel have light chipping, one large chip at lower edge of back, a few short edge tears and creases. Otherwise it's in decent condition and should look good under plastic. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder. Very Good in Good dj.
Very good Good jacket. Very nice copy of the 1971 edition of this work. Not ex-library. Binding tight; pages clean; no highlighting or underlining. Dust jacket good, with some minor curling and sunning along top edge. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
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Good in good dust jacket. inch and half rip on front DJ/ minor tears/Book is in nice shape, no markings. Roosevelt foreign policy from 1933-1941.....authors conclude that foreign policy pointed toward war while Roosevelt talked of peace.
Good+ with no dust jacket. Black hardcover w/gilt spine title, light wear/soil, touch more at extremities, spine label, card pocket on front endpapers, libstamp on ffep/pg edges, pgs clean/white; Ex-Library; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 690 pages.
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