The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, by Nigel Hamilton.

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, by Nigel Hamilton.

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Offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s masterful — and underappreciated — leadership of the Allied war effort. An intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history’s greatest conflict.

A deeply engrossing study of the first year of Franklin Roosevelt's prescient military leadership in World War II. Consummate biographer Hamilton ably captures the charming, astute personality of FDR, especially his role as foil to the dogged, imperious Winston Churchill. - Kirkus Reviews.

This convincingly written and gripping volume is essential for historians, political scientists, and history buffs, for a deeper understanding of the principle of civilian supremacy of the military in the U.S. political system.— Library Journal.