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Freedom's forge : how American business produced victory in World War II

by Herman, Arthur, 1956-

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Assesses the pivotal role of American big business in building weapons and enabling industrial dominance for Allied forces in World War II, tracing the contributions of Danish immigrant William Knudsen and shipbuilding industrialist Henry Kaiser. Full description

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Summary: Assesses the pivotal role of American big business in building weapons and enabling industrial dominance for Allied forces in World War II, tracing the contributions of Danish immigrant William Knudsen and shipbuilding industrialist Henry Kaiser.
Physical Description: xiv, 413 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [387-399) and index.
ISBN: 9781400069644 (alk. paper)
1400069645 (alk. paper)
9780679604631 (ebk.)
0679604634 (ebk.)
Author Notes: Arthur Herman , visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. His most recent work, Gandhi & Churchill, was the 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.
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