1. A Nation Unprepared; i. The US economy at the end of the 1930s; ii. Neutrality and isolationism; iii. American responses to the crises in Asia and Europe, 1937-1940; 2. Setbacks and Struggles; i. The debate on intervention: Roosevelt, America First and the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies; ii. The arsenal of democracy: the war and economic upturn; iii. The road to war: shoot-on-sight in the Atlantic, embargoes in the Pacific; 3. Awakening the Sleeping Giant; i. Forging a grand alliance; ii. "Dr New Deal" becomes "Dr Win-the-War": organising the economy for war; iii. Turning the corner; iv. Building a military machine; v. Devising a strategy for victory; vi. The strategic-diplomatic-political nexus; 4. A Nation Triumphant; i. "Why we fight": mobilising the hearts and minds of the people; ii. Race and the war; iii. Hard battles; iv. The politics of war; 5. The Problems of Victory; i. The triumph of the American economy; ii. Gender, sex and the war; iii. Strategic bombing and the morality of war; iv. Public opinion on the post-war world: the resurgence of Wilsonianism; v. The second front: progress in France, stalemate in Italy; vi. Across the Central Blue; 6. The United States and World War II; i. Politics as usual; ii. Creating a New World Order; iii. Spheres of conflict; iv. Victory; v. The Manhattan project, the atomic bomb and the end of the war; vi. The American contribution to victory; Select Bibliography.