1940 - FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler---the Election Amid the Storm-logo

1940 - FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler---the Election Amid the Storm

Susan Dunn

In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency-Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie-found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable.

In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency-Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie-found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable.
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In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency-Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie-found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Corey M. Snow

Length:

14h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

57:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

53:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

47:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:51