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Cautious Crusade: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Public Opinion, and the War Against Nazi Germany

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America's struggle against Nazism is one of the few aspects of World War II that has escaped controversy. Historians agree that it was a widely popular war, different from the subsequent conflicts in Korea and Vietnam because of the absence of partisan sniping, ebbing morale, or calls for a negotiated peace.
In this provocative book, Steven Casey challenges conventional wis
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Hardcover, 332 pages
Published November 15th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2001)
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Kelly
A thorough, in depth portrait of FDR and his relationship with the press and public opinion from the end of the 1930s (round about the passage of the Neutrality Acts) until the end of the war. Casey shows us how much the relationship of policymaking with the media and public opinion changed in this period, and just how obsessed Roosevelt was with it. Public opinion polls weren't really invented until the later 1930s, and even then they were sort of shakily run for several years, but Roosevelt sp ...more
Andy M
Aug 16, 2013 Andy M rated it it was amazing
From the beginning of the war in Europe until its end, FDR sought to make sure that the German military would be crippled and its militarist legacy extinguished for all time. The problem was that there were six forces that were vying to influence him. Churchill, Stalin, the US State Department, the Treasury, the US Army, and the American public all held different views on the appropriate punishment for Germany.

Steven Casey shows reams of evidence of the questioning of the public through surveys
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Robert Buschkemper
Mar 26, 2014 Robert Buschkemper rated it liked it
I bought this because I have lately been interested in learning more about the issues, tactics, thinking and life during WWII and the years leading to America's involvement. This is a very complete volume, almost too much so for my purpose. It is however, interesting, illustrating how public sentiment, discovered through polling, drove so much of US policy.
I will finish it, bu needed a break amongst the facts and numbers and issues this book puts forward.
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Jul 02, 2012 John rated it really liked it
Interesting and thought provoking, this book has it all: history, politics, communications & messaging, etc.
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