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Freedom's forge : how American business built the arsenal of democracy that won World War II / Arthur Herman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781400069644 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1400069645 (alk. paper)
  • Description: xiv, 413 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HC 106.4 H467 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection HC 106.4 .H467 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 940.531/Herman (Text to phone) Checked out 09/24/2014
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction HC 106.4 .H467 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 940.53/HERMAN (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: The gentle giant -- The master builder -- The world of tomorrow -- Getting started -- Call to arms -- Arsenal of democracy -- Ships, strikes, and the Big Book -- Countdown -- Going all out -- Ships for liberty -- The production express -- Steel men and Cast-iron Charlie -- Agony at Willow Run -- Victory is our business -- The man from Frisco -- Superbomber -- The Battle of Kansas -- Fire this time -- Reckoning -- Appendix A. Growing the arsenal of democracy, 1940-1945 -- Appendix B. Joining the arsenal of democracy.
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.

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