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Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor In the book Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor Baker attempts to seek the answers that many have asked since the event 1 Could Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR have done more or less to prevent the devastation of the Pearl Harbor 2 Did FDR provoke the war because he could not prepare for one 3 Was FDR primarily interested in extending his personal power and lastly Was FDR in engaged in a rescue mission for Winston Churchill To answer the unknowns of FDRs knowledge and involvement Baker was forced into several areas of politics and its resulting impact The book was well organized and brilliantly shifted the reader between the actions that were transitioning and contributing to FDRs decisions and answering the questions that Baker intended to answer For example in the beginning of the book Baker purposely illustrated FDRs seriousness to the armed forces At the inauguration ceremony FDR instituted a historical change by eliminating the traditional parade of high school bands floats with pretty girls atop and back dropping sounds of drums and bugle corps The festive approach was replaced with men in khaki uniforms big military trucks tanks with guns and the sounds of military aircraft in the sky One would wonder if FDRs change occurred because of his vision of what was to come This might have been symbolic of FDRs intent on building his militarys strength to prepare for a war that later proved to be inevitable Baker used a vast array of resources in achieving his point The resources he used included many other readings from authors and historians with different viewpoints Such authors referred to were Herbert Feis Basil Rauch Robert J C Butow Robertta Wohlstetter and David Kahn However Baker felt neither of the mentioned authors dealt with FDRs Pearl Harbor involvement deep enough and thus left unanswered questions for Baker Baker not only relied on other readings but
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