DRIVEN PATRIOT

The Life and Times of James Forrestal
If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing
Binding:Paperback
Published:April 15, 2012
By Townsend Hoopes (Author), Douglas Brinkley (Author)

A haunting portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the mid-twentieth century, this biography takes a penetrating look at James Forrestal's life and work. Brilliant, ambitious, glamorous, yet a perpetual outsider, Forrestal forged a career that took him from his working-class origins to the social and financial stratosphere of Wall Street, and from there to policy making in Washington. As secretary of the navy during World War II, he was the principal architect in transforming an obsolescent navy into the largest, most formidable naval force in history. After the war, as the nation's first secretary of defense, he played a major role in shaping the anti-Communist consensus that sustained the U.S. policy of containment during the Cold War. Despite his many achievements, Forrestal's life ended in tragedy with his suicide in 1949.

This absorbing study not only takes an understanding look at the many-sided man but presents an authoritative history of the great but troubled years of America's rise to world primacy. Winner of the 1992 Roosevelt Naval History Prize, the book enjoyed wide acclaim when first published and is now considered a definitive work.

X
List Price: $36.95
Member Price: $29.56
 
 
 
Product Details
  • Paperback : 608 pages
  • Illustrations: 41 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 15, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1557503346
  • ISBN-13: 9781557503343
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 27.9 oz

(No Bio Available)

More by this Author

DRIVEN PATRIOT
A haunting portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the mid-twentieth...Read More

Related Content

None found for this author.

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

(No Bio Available)

More by this Author

DRIVEN PATRIOT
A haunting portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the mid-twentieth...Read More

Related Content

None found for this author.

Events and Conferences

None found for this author.

Customer Reviews

Reviews
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Average Customer Reviews
Stars

 
 

Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Mon, 2016-10-03

You are cordially invited to: Maintaining Maritime Superiority A discussion with Admiral John M. Richardson, USNChief of Naval...

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

US Coast Guard Academy

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

View All

From the Press

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-02

8 Bells Lecture at the Seamen's Church Institute

Wed, 2016-10-05

James Goldrick

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership