Summary: ''At a time when Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal provides a constant reference point for coping with the current economic crisis, Alan Brinkley's incisive and eloquent biography of FDR clarifies what he achieved and what he did not. Brinkley brings deep knowledge of Roosevelt and the New Deal to help readers understand why Roosevelt's was arguably the most important presidency of the twentieth century.'' --Lizabeth Cohen, author of Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicag ...show moreo, 1919-1939 and A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America ''Alan Brinkley, the premier historian of the New Deal, has produced the best short biography of the man who led America through one of the most challenging periods in modern history. At a time when analogies between our time and the Great Depression abound, this gracefully written book both informs and enlightens.'' --Michael Kazin, author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan and Professor of History, Georgetown University ''Alan Brinkley has distilled the complex life and career of this remarkable president down to its essence in a lively and illuminating narrative.'' --Maury Klein, author of The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 09
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