Title of book: The Arsenal of Democracy Author: A.J. Baime 364 pages, including index and notes Copyright: 2014 This is an excellent book about the manufacturing industry during WWII that was every bit as important as the combat side. Mr. Baime does a great job explaining the many problems encountered transforming peacetime production into full scale war production which was so vital for supplying the troops. It is basically about the Ford Motor Company and the challenge to build the B-24 bomber, but depicts the problems that all the companies encountered during this period--employment problems with the draft in place, transportation and housing problems with gas and rubber rationing, race problems, union labor problems, and so many others, including pressure from the government. I would say that the book is about a miracle that enabled the Allies to win the war. This book is a must read for all WWII enthusiast to understand the importance of the "other front" that was fought at home and mainly overshadowed by the combat aspect of the war. I knew so little about this subject that it was difficult to put down. It was well researched, easy to read and understand, and for what would seem to be a boring subject, it was more like reading a novel, only it was true. Highly recommended..