Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Cautious Crusade by Steven Casey

America's struggle against Nazism is one of the few aspects of World War II that has escaped controversy. Historians agree that it was a widely popular war, different from the subsequent conflicts in Korea and Vietnam because of the absence of partisan sniping, ebbing morale, or calls for a negotiated peace. In this provocative book, Steven Casey challenges conventional wisdom about America's participation in World War II. Drawing on the numerous opinion polls and surveys conducted by the U.S. government, he traces the development of elite and mass attitudes toward Germany, from the early days of the war up to its conclusion. Casey persuasively argues that the president and the public rarely saw eye to eye on the nature of the enemy, the threat it posed, or the best methods for countering it. He describes the extensive propaganda campaign that Roosevelt designed to build support for the war effort, and shows that Roosevelt had to take public opinion into account when formulating a host of policies, from the Allied bombing campaign to the Morgenthau plan to pastoralize the Third Reich. By examining the previously unrecognized relationship between public opinion and policy making during World War II, Casey's groundbreaking book sheds new light on a crucial era in American history.

Buy Cautious Crusade by Steven Casey from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195174014
ISBN-10: 0195174011
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Cautious Crusade by Steven Casey

Book Reviews - Cautious Crusade by Steven Casey

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cautious Crusade book by Steven Casey and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Steven Casey

Steven Casey is Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.

Books By Steven Casey

Korean War at Sixty by Steven Casey
Paperback, June 2014
$62.99
When Soldiers Fall by Steven Casey
Hardback, January 2014
$36.86
Selling the Korean War by Steven Casey
Paperback, March 2010
$33.26