Captain McCrea's War

The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer
Product Number: EB00730353
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510713246
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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A fascinating memoir of World War II by one of FDR's inner circle-a man who experienced the war from both the White House and the bridge of a warship. Captain McCrea's War chronicles Vice Adm. John L. McCrea's experiences in WWII-working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on difficult and unusual assignments, associating with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and commanding the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. McCrea served as a naval aide and set up the White House Map Room (now known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president's fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty, and was given command of the country's newest and largest battleship, the USS Iowa. "Stands fair to supersede all others as the most touchingly human portrait of Franklin Roosevelt in World War II. For both general readers interested in WWII and historians of the presidency this book is a priceless gem." -Nigel Hamilton, author of the FDR at War trilogy "Essential reading for anyone interested in the strategic direction of World War II." -Bill Yenne, author of Panic on the Pacific "McCrea offers an unusual insight into the everyday routines of war even at its highest levels." -Dennis Showalter, author of Armor and Blood

Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2016

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