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Ep. 38 – Detroit and WW2 with AJ Baime Download

Download December 6th, 2016

Dec. 7th 1941. It’s one of those dates that hopefully Americans will never forget. The attack on Pearl Harbor not only brought us into World War 2, but it turned the industrial might of Detroit into the most powerful weapons builder ever seen. AJ Baime is the author of “The Arsenal of Democracy” — a rare insight into what happened here in Detroit with the automakers, especially focusing on the Willow Run bomber plant from Ford that pledged to build a B-24 Liberator at a rate of ONE EVERY HOUR. Amazing backstory into the relationship between Henry and his son Edsel, the push from FDR (and push back from execs in Detroit).



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