"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941 by Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections.
Approx. 56,790 words.
Published on February 15, 2013 by
This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter with Churchill (to the fury of America Firsters), the Japanese were ready to kick off a war, most Americans were more interested in baseball and radio shows than in a distant conflict, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.