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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.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages531
ISBN (Electronic)9780399584817
ISBN (Print)9780399584800, 9780399584824
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019

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