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The Sailor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy

David F. Schmitz


In The Sailor, David F. Schmitz presents a comprehensive reassessment of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's foreign policymaking. Most historians have cast FDR as a leader who resisted an established international strategy and who was forced to react quickly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, launching the nation into World War II. Drawing on a wealth of primary documents as well as the latest secondary sources, Schmitz challenges this view, demonstrating that Roosevelt was both consistent and calculating in guiding the direction of American foreign policy throughout his presidency. Schmitz illuminat ... More

Keywords: FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Internationalism, Internationalist, United Nations, World War II, WWII, Grand Alliance, Grand Strategy, Yalta, Bretton Woods, Dumbarton Oaks Conference, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, IMF, Teheran Conference, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Atlantic Charter, Battle of the Atlantic, Four Freedoms, "Arsenal of Democracy", Lend-Lease, Neutrality Act, Quarantine Speech, Great Debate, Treaty of Versailles, Sailor, Exceptionalism, Good Neighbor Policy, National Security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813180441
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David F. Schmitz, author
Whitman College