While Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Beginning as early as 1939 when Germany first attacked Poland, Roosevelt skillfully navigated a host of challenges--a reluctant population, an unprepared military, and disagreements within his cabinet--to prepare the country for its inevitable confrontation with the Axis.
In "No End Save Victory," esteemed historian David Kaiser draws on extensive archival research to reveal the careful preparations that enabled the United States to win World War II.
David Kaiser has taught history at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, the Naval War College, and Williams College. The author of seven books, including The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Kaiser lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.