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" I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again : Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars. "
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 - Page 187
by Michael R. Beschloss - 2007 - 400 pages
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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the ...

Rick Atkinson - 2002 - 681 pages
...of homeland defense. Many preferred to heed President Roosevelt, who had promised a crowd in Boston, "I have said this before but I shall say it again...and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into foreign wars." Newspaper editorials across the Midwest caught the same spirit of denial. "World War...
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Depression to Cold War: A History of America from Herbert Hoover to Ronald ...

Joseph M. Siracusa, Joseph Siracusa, David G. Coleman - 2002 - 300 pages
...president found it expedient, as the campaign climaxed, to reassure the voters again and again that "your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." Roosevelt won the election easily, though with a majority much reduced from that of 1936. After re-election,...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 pages
...forces. Indeed, running for reelection for an unprecedented third term, Roosevelt himself declared, "I have said this before, but I shall say it again...boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." In fact, Roosevelt believed the US had to help England, and ultimately, that we would have to enter...
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Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post ...

Garet Garrett - 2003 - 285 pages
...reasons Roosevelt won was his promise to stay out of war. On October 30, 1940, in Boston, he said, "I have said this before, but I shall say it again...boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars. " He said this many times. In his first speech after the election, he warned that if England fell,...
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The Forging of the American Empire: From the Revolution to Vietnam: A ...

Sidney Lens, Howard Zinn - 2003 - 464 pages
...land. . . ." Speaking at Boston during that campaign, Roosevelt repeated a theme he referred to often: "I have said this before, but I shall say it again...boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars. . . . The purpose of our defense is defense." In the light of what happened subsequently some historians...
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The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings

Thomas Maier - 2003 - 676 pages
..."And while I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance," Roosevelt said. "I have said this before but I shall say it again...boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." With his own two boys beside him, Joe Kennedy listened to the president's promise with a faint smile,...
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A Story of America First: The Men and Women who Opposed U.S.intervention in ...

Ruth Sarles - 2003 - 238 pages
...by Robert Sherwood, came on October 30, 1940, in a pledge to the "mothers and fathers" of America: "I have said this before, but I shall say it again...Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign war." Quoted in Kenneth S. Davis, FDR. Into the Storm, 1937-1940 (New York: Random House, 1993), p....
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Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941

Justus D. Doenecke - 2003 - 551 pages
...continually stressing his peace goals. On 30 October, for example, the president had told a Boston rally, "I have said this before, but I shall say it again...Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."139 Even now, historians differ on the role foreign policy played in the election.140 Certainly...
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The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955

Richard Norton Smith - 2003 - 640 pages
...of European wars." Roosevelt was driving to make his own pledge of noninvolvement in the same city. "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again," vowed the president on October 30. "Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." For...
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The "casualty Issue" in American Military Practice: The Impact of World War I

Evan Andrew Huelfer - 2003 - 244 pages
...months later, Roosevelt assured parents in a Boston campaign speech: "I have said this before and I will say it again and again and again: your boys are not going to be sent to any foreign wars."9 Although Roosevelt empathized the plight of his European friends, he still did...
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