The Defining Moment: FDRs Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope
ISBN 10: 1572705531 / 1-57270-553-1
ISBN 13: 9781572705531
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Publication Date: 2008
Editorial Reviews for this title:
In this dramatic and fascinating account, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter shows how Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his first one hundred days in office to lift the country from the despair and paralysis of the Great Depression and transform the American presidency. Instead of becoming the dictator so many wanted in those first days, FDR rescued banks, put men to work immediately, and laid the groundwork for his most ambitious achievements, including what eventually became the Social Security Administration. Alter explains how FDRs background and experiences uniquely qualified him to pull off an astonishing conjuring act that saved both democracy and capitalism.
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