Books by Robert Smith Thompson

Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"While of possible interest to a general audience seeking to explore the historically neglected WWII Pacific theater, this generally conventional history fails to provoke the controversy many readers will expect."
Revisionist history casting the 20th-century struggle for control of the Pacific Rim nations as a conflict among various expanding empires. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A vivid, interpretive briefing on a landmark episode of the cold war. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Compelling revisionist history of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis that puts JFK and his brother Robert in the worst possible light. Read full book review >
Released: July 26, 1991

"Provocative revisionist history that could stimulate a widespread reevaluation of the traditional view of why America entered WW II. (Twenty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Here, Thompson (Pledge to Destiny: Charles de Gaulle and the Rise of the Free French, 1974; Foreign Policy/Univ. of South Carolina) argues that FDR, greatly exceeding his executive powers, led a depressed, militarily weak, and traditionally isolationist America into WW II by forcing Germany and Japan to go to war with us. Read full book review >