Roosevelt's secret war : FDR and World War II espionage /

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Main Author: Persico, Joseph E.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Random House, 2001.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Persico, Joseph E.

A study of FDR's role in the secret war undergirding World War II reveals Roosevelt as an enthusiastic instigator of many covert operations against the Nazis, the Japanese, and the Soviet Union.

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Physical Description:xxiv, 564 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-463) and index.
Author Notes:

Was a contributing writer for Colin Powell's My American Journey. He also wrote Piercing the Reich, which is about the penetration of Nazi Germany by American Agents, and Nuremburg, which was made into a major television docudrama.

(Publisher Provided) Joseph E. Persico was born in Gloversville, New York on July 19, 1930. He graduated from the New York State College for Teachers in 1952 and entered the Navy, serving aboard a minesweeper during the Korean War. Before becoming a speechwriter for Nelson A. Rockefeller, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Washington. He stopped working for Rockefeller in 1977.

During his lifetime, he wrote 12 books including The Imperial Rockefeller, Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage, and Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life. He co-wrote My American Journey: An Autobiography with Colin L. Powell. Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial was adapted into an Emmy-winning TNT mini-series in 2000. He died after a long illness on August 30, 2014 at the age of 84.

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