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The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war / A. J. Baime.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.53 Baime A. (Text) 22960000881010 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Cherokee - Gaffney Library 940.531 BAI (Text) 33636003113620 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780547719283
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Motor City. Henry ; The machine is the new messiah ; Edsel ; Learning to fly ; Father vs. son ; The Ford terror ; Danger in Nazi Germany -- The Liberator. Fifty thousand airplanes ; "Gentlemen, we must outbuild Hitler" ; The liberator ; Willow Run ; Awakening ; Strike! ; Air raid! -- The big one. The grim race ; "Detroit's worries are right now" ; Will it run? ; Bomber ship 01 ; Roosevelt visits Willow Run ; A dying man -- The rise of American airpower. Unconditional surrender ; Taking flight ; "The Arsenal of Democracy is making good" ; Death in Dearborn -- D-Day and the battle of Dearborn. Operation Tidal Wave ; The Detroit race riot of 1943 ; "The United States is the country of machines" ; Ford war production exceeds dreams ; D-Day ; The final battle.
Summary, etc.:
Chronicles Detroit's dramatic transition from an automobile manufacturing center to a highly efficient producer of World War II airplanes, citing the essential role of Edsel Ford's rebellion against his father, Henry Ford.
Subject: Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Ford, Henry, II, 1917-1987.
Ford Motor Company > History > 20th century.
Willow Run (Manufacturing plant) > History > 20th century.
Industrial mobilization > United States > History > 20th century.
Automobile industry and trade > Military aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
B-24 (Bomber) > Design and construction > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Economic aspects > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Michigan.

A.J. BAIME is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of The Arsenal of Democracy (2014) and Go Like Hell (2009). Both books are in development for major motion pictures. Baime is a longtime regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, and Men's Journal. Visit A.J. at


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