Was aviation pioneer and popular American hero Charles A. Lindbergh a Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite? Or was he the target of a vicious personal vendetta by President Roosevelt?
In Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt, author James Duffy tackles these questions head-on, by examining the conflicting personalities, aspirations, and actions of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Charles A. Lindbergh. Painting a politically incorrect portrait of both men, Duffy shows how the hostility between these two American giants divided the nation on both domestic and international affairs. From canceling U.S. air mail contracts to intervening in World War II, Lindberg and Roosevelt’s clash of ideas and opinions shaped the nation’s policies here and abroad. Insightful, and engaging, Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt reveals the untold story about two of history’s most controversial men, and how the White House waged a smear campaign against Lindbergh that blighted his reputation forever.
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17 Sep 39: Lindbergh makes his first anti-intervention radio speech
24 Jan 41: Lindbergh testifies before House Committee that aid to Britain was a mistake
23 Apr 41: Lindbergh again calls for the US to stay out of the war
25 Apr 41: Roosevelt publicly calls Charles Lindbergh an appeaser, impugning his loyalty
29 Apr 41: Lindbergh resigns from the US Army Reserves over FDR's verbal assault
06 Dec 41: The day before Pearl Harbor, the America First Committee is at its zenith
03 Apr 42: Lindbergh begins working on Ford's B-24 production line as a civilian adviser
28 Jul 44: Lindbergh shoots down a Japanese plane in combat, still as a civilian adviser
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