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The Resource Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II, Jim Lacey

Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II, Jim Lacey

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Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II
Title
Keep from all thoughtful men
Title remainder
how U.S. economists won World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jim Lacey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This ground-breaking work overturns accepted historical dogma on how World War II strategy was planned and implemented. Refuting long-accepted notion that the avalanche of munitions which poured forth from American factories defeated the Axis powers, it examines exactly how this miracle of production was organized and integrated into Allied strategy and operations. It is the first book to show how revolutions in statistics and finance forever changed the nature of war. Jim Lacey argues that manpower and capacity to produce more munitions gave out long before the money did. While the book relates overall story of how economics dictated war planning at the highest levels, more specifically it tells how three obscure economists came to have more influence on conduct of the war than the Joint Chiefs. Lacey further contends the nation's basic strategy, known as the Victory Plan, had nothing to do with Gen. Albert Wedemeyer, despite general's widely accepted claims that he formulated the plan. The author also is first to correct to a long-standing fallacy that Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall went to Casablanca conference determined to push hard for a 1943 invasion of Northern Europe. A check of conference minutes proved that Army's official history purposely left out important information or misquoted the principals, according to Lacey, and that the idea of a 1943 invasion had been given up months before. He also makes extensive use of recently uncovered documents and histories written by members of the Joint staff that Lacey discovered misfiled in National Archives. This first full study of the civil-military fight offers an entirely new perspective of World War II--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lacey, Jim
Dewey number
940.53/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.4
LC item number
.L34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Industrial mobilization
  • United States
Label
Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II, Jim Lacey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economics and war -- Unmaking the victory program -- The real victory program -- The economists' war -- The production organizations -- The war production board and two wars -- War and feasibility -- The great feasibility debate -- Marshall's commitment to a 1943 invasion of Europe -- Why Marshall changed his mind -- Appendix 1. The feasibility concept -- Appendix 2. The first feasibility study (14 March 1942) -- Appendix 3. Wedemeyer's victory program -- Appendix 4. Nathan's 6 October memorandum for War Production Board meeting -- Appendix 5. General Somervell's comments to War Production Board proposals of 31 August 1942 -- Appendix 6. Simon Kuznets' reply to Somervell's comments on his feasibility proposal (sent under Robert Nathan's hand) -- Appendix 7. Letter from Robert P. Patterson (under secretary of war) to General Somervell, post 6 October feasibility meeting -- Appendix 8. Minutes of War Production Board 6 October meeting
Control code
670481775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781591144915
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670481775
Label
Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II, Jim Lacey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Economics and war -- Unmaking the victory program -- The real victory program -- The economists' war -- The production organizations -- The war production board and two wars -- War and feasibility -- The great feasibility debate -- Marshall's commitment to a 1943 invasion of Europe -- Why Marshall changed his mind -- Appendix 1. The feasibility concept -- Appendix 2. The first feasibility study (14 March 1942) -- Appendix 3. Wedemeyer's victory program -- Appendix 4. Nathan's 6 October memorandum for War Production Board meeting -- Appendix 5. General Somervell's comments to War Production Board proposals of 31 August 1942 -- Appendix 6. Simon Kuznets' reply to Somervell's comments on his feasibility proposal (sent under Robert Nathan's hand) -- Appendix 7. Letter from Robert P. Patterson (under secretary of war) to General Somervell, post 6 October feasibility meeting -- Appendix 8. Minutes of War Production Board 6 October meeting
Control code
670481775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781591144915
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670481775

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