Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II
This scholar at the American Enterprise Institute has written a spectacular must-read volume that destroys the conventional wisdom about how the United States mobilized is industrial might to build the weapons that win the greatest conflict in human history. Herman builds a powerful,case that our country's war success depended on a small group of buccaneering businessmen who used their talents at organizing manufacturing cars and building ships and constructing airplanes to expand on an exponential scale the industrial might of the US, thereby providing the weapons and materiel for us and our allies to win WWII. He limes wonderful portraits of these now too forgotten leaders on whom so much depended and adds to the record of FDR as a often-confusing, too often inconsistent, frequently unpredictable president. An WWII history buff should pick this book up, A great read.