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      History Book Club: Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II in Alpharetta


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      June 23, 2020

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      855 Mayfield Road
      Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

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      History Book Club: Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

      History Book Club: Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

      Books / Literature - Meeting

      Tuesday, June 23, 2020
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM

      Milton Branch Library
      Meeting Room A/B
      855 Mayfield Road
      Alpharetta, GA 30009
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      HISTORY BOOK CLUB NOW MEETS ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH


      Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman


      Freedoms Forge reveals how two extraordinary American businessmenGeneral Motors automobile magnate William Big Bill Knudsen and shipbuilder Henry J. Kaiserhelped corral, cajole, and inspire business leaders across the country to mobilize the arsenal of democracy that propelled the Allies to victory in World War II. Drafting top talent from companies like Chrysler, Republic Steel, Boeing, Lockheed, GE, and Frigidaire, Knudsen and Kaiser turned auto plants into aircraft factories and civilian assembly lines into fountains of munitions. In four short years they transformed Americas army from a hollow shell into a truly global force, laying the foundations for the countrys rise as an economic as well as military superpower. Freedoms Forge vividly re-creates American industrys finest hour, when the nations business elites put aside their pursuit of profits and set about saving the world.

      Praise for Freedoms Forge

      A rarely told industrial saga, rich with particulars of the growing pains and eventual triumphs of American industry . . . Arthur Herman has set out to right an injustice: the loss, down historys memory hole, of the epic achievements of American business in helping the United States and its allies win World War II.The New York Times Book Review

      Magnificent . . . Its not often that a historian comes up with a fresh approach to an absolutely critical element of the Allied victory in World War II, but Pulitzer finalist Herman . . . has done just that.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.

      Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School

      E-mail:milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
      Phone: 404-613-4402

      Last Modified: January 8, 2020 at 3:21 PM

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