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Captain McCrea´s War (eBook, ePUB)
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A fascinating memoir of World War II by one of FDR’s inner circle—a man who experienced the war from both the White House and the bridge of a warship. Captain McCrea’s War chronicles Vice Adm. John L. McCrea’s experiences in WWII—working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on difficult and unusual assignments, associating with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and commanding the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. McCrea served as a naval aide and set up the White House Map Room (now known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president’s fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty, and was given command of the country’s newest and largest battleship, the USS Iowa . “Stands fair to supersede all others as the most touchingly human portrait of Franklin Roosevelt in World War II. For both general readers interested in WWII and historians of the presidency this book is a priceless gem.” —Nigel Hamilton, author of the FDR at War trilogy “Essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic direction of World War II.” —Bill Yenne, author of Panic on the Pacific “McCrea offers an unusual insight into the everyday routines of war even at its highest levels.” —Dennis Showalter, author of Armor and Blood

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Stand: 14.08.2018
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Captain McCrea´s War: The World War II Memoir o...
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World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his reminiscences. Captain McCrea´s War captures his amazing tales from the World War II years. After the United States entered the war, McCrea served as a naval aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, where he set up the White House Map Room (later known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president´s fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty. Persuading FDR to release him from the White House, he was given command of the USS Iowa, the country´s newest and largest battleship. With his new ship, McCrea transported Roosevelt and the Joint Chiefs of Staff across the Atlantic for the Tehran Conference and fought with the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific. Captain McCrea´s War ends in April 1945, when McCrea was summoned back to Washington after President Roosevelt´s death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009132/bk_brll_009132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 13.08.2018
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