The Promised World of Tomorrow--A Novel of 1939
by Edward Norton
The year 1939 began with a peaceful future forecast at the New York World's Fair and ended with a world at war. America hoped for a better tomorrow and found it was ill prepared for a war. The hero, a Treasury agent, and confidant of President Roosevelt, gets a mission from FDR to coordinate with, and learn from British intelligence, and apply the lessons in Cuba, a nearly fatal assignment.