How FDR Challenged the Nation: From Isolation to Ally – Craig Nelson
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In 1938, when Nazi Germany seized land from Czechoslovakia, the military force of an isolationist United States was smaller than Portugal’s. But that same year, President Franklin Roosevelt’s order to dramatically expand domestic U.S. airplane production was the first step in the monumental transformation of American enterprise that brought victory in World War II, as well as ended the great Depression, gave rise to middle-class affluence and a consumer society, and triggered an economic, military, and scientific boom that turned America into the undisputed leader of world affairs, and about both American Revolutions.
That, of course, is our guest today, author, historian, Smithsonian Associate Craig Nelson reading from his new book, ‘V Is For Victory.’ Craig Nelson shares with us how FDR’s skillful leadership turned a nation wary of war into an arsenal of democracy ready to take on the dangers of another world war. Craig Nelson will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up. The title of Craig Nelson’s presentation at Smithsonian Associates is How FDR Challenged the Nation: From Isolation to AllyPlease check our website or Smithsonian Associates website for more details, but we have Craig Nelson today. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Interview Series on radio and podcast, author, historian, Smithsonian Associate Craig Nelson.
My thanks to author, historian, Smithsonian Associate Craig Nelson, who’ll be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up. The title of Craig Nelson’s presentation at Smithsonian Associates is How FDR Challenged the Nation: From Isolation to Ally. Please check our website or Smithsonian Associates website. My thanks to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience here on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, and let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.
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