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Published: 05 July 2016

360 Pages | 24 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199743124

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Defenseless Under the Night

The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security

Matthew Dallek

  • Narrates a forgotten moment of wartime homefront history and national security.
  • Features clashes between larger than life figures, including Fiorello LaGuardia, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Offers a history of the precursor agency to the Department of Homeland Security
  • Provides new details about Eleanor Roosevelt's ouster as assistant director and the national's first major political scandal after Pearl Harbor
  • Rethinks the role of fear in World War II America