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The second most powerful man in the world: the life of Admiral William D Leahy, Roosevelt's Chief of Staff

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A political and strategic biography of one of the most important American policy makers of the 20th Century. William Leahy was Chief of Naval Operations (1937-39), Governor of Puerto Rico (1939-1940) and Ambassador to Vichy France (1941-2) before serving as Chief of Staff to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He was also the first US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherDutton
Number of pages531
ISBN (Electronic)9780399584817
ISBN (Print)9780399584800, 9780399584824
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019

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