By Jonathan W. Jordan
From New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, opponents, Victors—comes the intimate actual tale of President Franklin Roosevelt’s internal circle of army management, the workforce of competitors who formed international conflict II and America.
After the assault on Pearl Harbor, the us was once awoke from its shut eye of isolationism. to aid him steer the country throughout the coming battle, President Franklin Roosevelt became to the best “team of rivals” because the days of Lincoln: Secretary of conflict Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and normal George C. Marshall.
jointly, those 4 males led the kingdom via history’s such a lot devastating clash and ushered in a brand new period of unheard of American effect, all whereas pressured to beat the profound own and political transformations which divided them.
A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. management in the course of global battle II, American Warlords is a awesome glimpse backstage of presidential power.
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436 while compiling a 7-2 record as a pitcher. He also stole 14 bases. Panelli went 3-for-4 in the Babe Ruth regional championship game against Arizona, while picking up the win for the Aggies on the mound. ) 51 When asked who was the best Little Leaguer he had ever coached, former Santa Cruz Pirates manager (and Scotts Valley city manager) Chuck Comstock told the author without hesitation: Joel Domhoff. 3 innings. He went on to be a baseball and basketball standout at Santa Cruz High—all before becoming one of the best play-by-play television and radio announcers in the region.
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Later, Memorial Field, located at the base of Santa Cruz High, served as a focal point for gridiron activity, and, even later, Harvey West Park. The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium eventually became the center of local basketball activity, beginning in the 1940s, with Santa Cruz City League basketball packing in crowds to watch their local heroes play in evening games before the advent of television. There were nights, according to longtime locals, when it seemed as though “everyone in town” was at the game.