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James V. Forrestal

Government, Business (15-Feb-1892 — 22-May-1949)


Jeffrey M. Dorwart. Eberstadt and Forrestal: A National Security Partnership, 1909-1949. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. 1991. 237pp.

Townsend Hoopes; Douglas Brinkley. Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1992. 587pp.

Walter Millis (editor). The Forrestal Diaries. New York: Viking Press. 1951. 681pp.

Arnold A. Rogow. James Forrestal: Study of Personality, Politics and Policy. New York: Macmillan. 1963. 397pp.

Arnold A. Rogow. Victim of Duty: A Study of James Forrestal. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. 1966. 324pp. Inquiry into Forrestal's death.

Cornell Simpson. The Death of James Forrestal: First Secretary of Defense. Boston, MA: Western Islands. 1966. 193pp.


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  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.390)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.229)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.530)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.357)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.247)

  11. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.60)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.183)

  13. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.162)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.172)

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