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Author: Susan Dunn Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9781538542163
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In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China.

Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt’s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America’s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superbly researched and written history of how FDR…set forth an enlightened and lasting vision of America’s international responsibilities in the future.”

    James T. Patterson, author of Grand Expectations

  • “Susan Dunn is one of the great Roosevelt historians of our time…Especially in these times, it is inspiring to read this story of a President surely exercising moral leadership at a moment of looming world crisis.”

    Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage

  • “Dunn has given us a thoughtful, readable examination of presidential leadership.”

    Warren Kimball, author of Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War

  • A Blueprint for War should become the definitive telling of a pivotal episode in American history.”

    Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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About the Author

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College, is the author of a dozen books, including Roosevelt’s Purge; 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm; and The Three Roosevelts, cowritten with James MacGregor Burns. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has over thirty years of experience in narration. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.