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A. J. Baime


A. J. Baime

A.J. Baime is the New York Times bestselling author of THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War and GO LIKE HELL: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Both books are in development for major motion pictures. His latest book, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World, was published in 2017. Baime is a longtime regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science and Men's Journal. He holds an M.A. in literature from NYU and currently lives in Granite Bay, California.

A. J. Baime

Books by A. J. Baime

by A. J. Baime - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Chosen as FDR’s fourth term Vice President for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman was the prototypical ordinary man. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR’s sudden death. During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage. THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 days, when the stakes were high and the challenge even higher.

by A. J. Baime - History, Nonfiction

In 1941, as Hitler’s threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis --- most important, airplanes --- and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour.”