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Hoover's Devastating Critique of the US Role in World War II

In a carefully written and well-researched book published nearly 50 years after the author's death, former president Herbert Hoover details the folly, duplicity and great harm of US policy during World War II, and persuasively debunks the popular, entrenched view of America's role in the global clash as the "good war." In a book he considered his most important, Freedom Betrayed, Hoover examines president Franklin Roosevelt's record of deceit and lawlessness in promoting war in Europe, pushing the US into war, and aligning the US with Stalin's tyrannical regime. Hoover, one of the best informed and most principled public figures of the twentieth century, was devoted to America as a bastion of liberty, and supported a US policy of non-intervention in foreign wars.