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The Jew who defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the slogan "The Arsenal of Democracy" to describe American might during the grim years of World War II. The man who financed that arsenal was his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. This is the first book to focus on the wartime achievements of this unlikely hero--a dyslexic college dropout who turned himself into a forceful and efficient administrator and then exceeded even Roosevelt in his determination to defeat the Nazis. Based on extensive research at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY, author Peter Moreira describes Morgenthau's truly breathtaking accomplishments: He led the greatest financial program the world has ever seen, raising $310 billion (over $4.8 trillion in today's dollars) to finance the war effort. This was largely done without the help of Wall Street by appealing to the patriotism of the average citizen through the sale of war bonds. In addition, he championed aid to Britain before America entered the war; initiated and oversaw the War Refugee Board, spearheading the rescue of 200,000 Jews from the Nazis; and became the architect of the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which produced the modern economic paradigm. The book also chronicles Morgenthau's many challenges, ranging from anti-Semitism to the postwar "Morgenthau Plan" that was his undoing. This is a captivating story about an understated and often overlooked member of the Roosevelt cabinet who played a pivotal role in the American war effort to defeat the Nazis.
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Based on extensive research at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY, author Peter Moreira describes Morgenthau's truly breathtaking accomplishments: He led the greatest financial program the world has ever seen, raising $310 billion (over $4.8 trillion in today's dollars) to finance the war effort. This was largely done without the help of Wall Street by appealing to the patriotism of the average citizen through the sale of war bonds. In addition, he championed aid to Britain before America entered the war; initiated and oversaw the War Refugee Board, spearheading the rescue of 200,000 Jews from the Nazis; and became the architect of the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, which produced the modern economic paradigm.

The book also chronicles Morgenthau's many challenges, ranging from anti-Semitism to the postwar "Morgenthau Plan" that was his undoing.

This is a captivating story about an understated and often overlooked member of the Roosevelt cabinet who played a pivotal role in the American war effort to defeat the Nazis.
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subject_facetCabinet officers -- United States -- Biography
Jews -- United States -- Biography
Morgenthau, Henry, -- 1891-1967
Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945
United States -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
United States. -- Office of the Treasurer -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Finance
title_displayThe Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war
title_fullThe Jew Who Defeated Hitler Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won The War
The Jew who defeated Hitler : Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war / Peter Moreira
title_shortThe Jew who defeated Hitler
title_subHenry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cabinet officers
Economic aspects
Economic policy
Finance
History
Jews
Military
Morgenthau, Henry
Nonfiction
Politics and government
Roosevelt, Franklin D
World War, 1939-1945