Summary Book Review In the Shadow of FDR by William E. Leuchtenburg:
Download or read book In the Shadow of FDR written by William E. Leuchtenburg and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-15 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From review of previous editions: "In the Shadow of FDR shrewdly sets forth the special cruelty of the dilemma Roosevelt's successors have all faced: 'If he did not walk in FDR's footsteps, he ran a risk of having it said that he was not a Roosevelt but a Hoover. Yet to the extent that he did copy FDR, he lost any chance of marking out his own claim to recognition.'"—New York Times Book Review "A stimulating and original survey of the political impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt's image on his successors in the White House. Truman was resentful, Eisenhower suffered (in liberal eyes) by invidious comparison, Kennedy was ambivalent, Johnson celebratory, Nixon strangely admiring, Carter shallow in his use of FDR symbolism, and Reagan the first to turn his back on the New Deal."—Foreign Affairs "William E. Leuchtenburg's close examination of FDR's presidential legatees has enabled him to demonstrate Roosevelt's enormous beyond-the-grave influence. In the Shadow of FDR is a fine, perceptive work that constitutes a valuable coda for New Deal studies. Several pertinent insights help to contribute to discussions of the role of personalities in politics. This book is a refreshing contribution to studies of the presidency."—American Historical Review A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945—the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FDR for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation.
Summary Book Review In the Shadow of FDR by William Edward Leuchtenburg:
Download or read book In the Shadow of FDR written by William Edward Leuchtenburg and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945 -- the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine Bill Clinton's presidency, including possible parallels between Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt. Concluding with an analysis of the 2000 presidential campaign, William E. Leuchtenburg assesses the influence FDR's legacy is likely to continue to have in the new century.
Summary Book Review FDR in American Memory by Sara Polak:
Download or read book FDR in American Memory written by Sara Polak and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book analyzes Franklin D. Roosevelt's construction as a cultural icon in American memory from two perspectives. First, the author examines the historical leader who intentionally shaped his own public image. Second, she looks at portrayals and negotiations of FDR as an icon in cultural memory from the vantage point of the early twenty-first century"--
Summary Book Review The American Presidency by Sidney M. Milkis:
Download or read book The American Presidency written by Sidney M. Milkis and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive one-volume history of the presidency.
Summary Book Review Professional Journal of the United States Army by :
Download or read book Professional Journal of the United States Army written by and published by . This book was released on 1984 with total page 638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book FDR written by Jean Edward Smith and published by Random House. This book was released on 2007-05-15 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "A model presidential biography... Now, at last, we have a biography that is right for the man" - Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World One of today’s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America’s greatest presidents. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt’ s restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life. Smith recounts FDR’s battles with polio and physical disability, and how these experiences helped forge the resolve that FDR used to surmount the economic turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threat of totalitarianism. Here also is FDR’s private life depicted with unprecedented candor and nuance, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, formidable yet ever supportive and tender; his wife, Eleanor, whose counsel and affection were instrumental to FDR’s public and individual achievements; Lucy Mercer, the great romantic love of FDR’s life; and Missy LeHand, FDR’s longtime secretary, companion, and confidante, whose adoration of her boss was practically limitless. Smith also tackles head-on and in-depth the numerous failures and miscues of Roosevelt’ s public career, including his disastrous attempt to reconstruct the Judiciary; the shameful internment of Japanese-Americans; and Roosevelt’s occasionally self-defeating Executive overreach. Additionally, Smith offers a sensitive and balanced assessment of Roosevelt’s response to the Holocaust, noting its breakthroughs and shortcomings. Summing up Roosevelt’s legacy, Jean Smith declares that FDR, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. It was Roosevelt who revolutionized the art of campaigning and used the burgeoning mass media to garner public support and allay fears. But more important, Smith gives us the clearest picture yet of how this quintessential Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man’s president. The result is a powerful account that adds fresh perspectives and draws profound conclusions about a man whose story is widely known but far less well understood. Written for the general reader and scholars alike, FDR is a stunning biography in every way worthy of its subject.
Summary Book Review FDR's Shadow by Julie M. Fenster:
Download or read book FDR's Shadow written by Julie M. Fenster and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1921, FDR had just lost an election as VP candidate with Governor Cox against Harding, he was overcome by an illness that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and his marriage was on the rocks. He retired to his home in Hyde Park with his wife Eleanor and an ever-present advisor, Louis Howe. With her signature insight, Julie Fenster presents a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of the world of the Roosevelts in a critical time, taking readers inside this peculiar arrangement and revealing how this intimate friendship lead to the resurgence of FDR. Eleanor Roosevelt, too, would never be the same again. Their son Elliott said, "The person who was most responsible for the development of my mother's personality was Louis Howe, as he was of my father. He was a man that gave my father the iron will and the ability to move ahead politically, which I don't think he would have ever done on his own. Louis Howe was probably the greatest influence on both my father and my mother's lives."
Summary Book Review Breaking the Heart of the World by John Milton Cooper:
Download or read book Breaking the Heart of the World written by John Milton Cooper and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2001-09-24 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An engaging narrative about the political fight over the League of Nations in the US.
Summary Book Review The FDR Years by William D. Pederson:
Download or read book The FDR Years written by William D. Pederson and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in 1882 in New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered public service through the encouragement of the Democratic Party and won the election to the New York Senate in 1910. This book details his administration at the height of the Great Depression as he valiantly led the nation with the phrase, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Summary Book Review The Presidential Image by Iwan Morgan:
Download or read book The Presidential Image written by Iwan Morgan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-02 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presidential Image has become an integral part of the campaign, presidency and legacy of Modern American presidents. Across the 20th century to the age of Trump, presidential image has dominated media coverage and public consciousness, winning elections, gaining support for their leadership in office and shaping their reputation in history. Is the creation of the presidential image part of a carefully conceived public relations strategy or result of the president's critics and opponents? Can the way the media interpret a presidents' actions and words alter their image? And how much influence do cultural outputs contribute to the construction of a presidential image? Using ten presidential case studies. this edited collection features contributions from scholars and political journalists from the UK and America, to analyse aspects of Presidential Image that shaped their perceived effectiveness as America's leader, and to explore this complex, controversial, and continuous element of modern presidential politics.
Summary Book Review Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert Dallek:
Download or read book Franklin D. Roosevelt written by Robert Dallek and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and NPR “We come to see in FDR the magisterial, central figure in the greatest and richest political tapestry of our nation’s entire history” —Nigel Hamilton, Boston Globe “Meticulously researched and authoritative” —Douglas Brinkley, The Washington Post “A workmanlike addition to the literature on Roosevelt.” —David Nasaw, The New York Times “Dallek offers an FDR relevant to our sharply divided nation” —Michael Kazin “Will rank among the standard biographies of its subject” —Publishers Weekly A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek’s Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life takes a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers: how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country’s needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country’s economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country’s foreign relations? For FDR, politics was a far more interesting and fulfilling pursuit than the management of family fortunes or the indulgence of personal pleasure, and by the time he became president, he had commanded the love and affection of millions of people. While all Roosevelt’s biographers agree that the onset of polio at the age of thirty-nine endowed him with a much greater sense of humanity, Dallek sees the affliction as an insufficient explanation for his transformation into a masterful politician who would win an unprecedented four presidential terms, initiate landmark reforms that changed the American industrial system, and transform an isolationist country into an international superpower. Dallek attributes FDR’s success to two remarkable political insights. First, unlike any other president, he understood that effectiveness in the American political system depended on building a national consensus and commanding stable long-term popular support. Second, he made the presidency the central, most influential institution in modern America’s political system. In addressing the country’s international and domestic problems, Roosevelt recognized the vital importance of remaining closely attentive to the full range of public sentiment around policy-making decisions—perhaps FDR’s most enduring lesson in effective leadership.
Summary Book Review Franklin D. Roosevelt by Frank Freidel:
Download or read book Franklin D. Roosevelt written by Frank Freidel and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-11-29 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed one-volume biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, praised by Doris Kearns Goodwin as "brilliant...a magnificently readable saga."
Summary Book Review For the Survival of Democracy by Alonzo L. Hamby:
Download or read book For the Survival of Democracy written by Alonzo L. Hamby and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides fresh insights into the role of Franklin Roosevelt in preserving democracy in the face of the crises in America and abroad during the 1930s--the Depression, the rise of Hitler and Mussolini, and other desperate challenges. 25,000 first printing.
Summary Book Review Extraordinary Lives: The Art and Craft of American Biography by William Zinsser:
Download or read book Extraordinary Lives: The Art and Craft of American Biography written by William Zinsser and published by New Word City. This book was released on 2016-01-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here, six eminent biographers explain the pleasures and problems of their craft of reconstructing other people's lives. The result is a book rich in anecdote and in surprising new information about a variety of famous Americans. David McCullough takes us along on the exhilarating journey to Missouri to find "The Unexpected Harry Truman." Richard B. Sewall describes his twenty-year search for the elusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Paul C. Nagel tells us about "The Adams Women" - four generations of women he came to admire while writing his earlier biography of the Adams family. Ronald Steel, author of a much-honored biography of the nation's greatest journalist, recalls in "Living with Walter Lippman," how the life of the biographer can become entwined with that of his subject. Jean Strouse, on the trail of J. P. Morgan, discusses the fact that "there are two reasons why a man does anything, a good reason and a real reason." Robert A. Caro reveals the frustrations of trying to unearth the true facts about Lyndon Johnson, a man who went to great pains to conceal them. Together, these six biographers take us through a gallery of unique American lives - most of them moving, many of them startling, and all of them extraordinary.
Download or read book Am I Normal? written by Sarah Chaney and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2022-07-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deep dive into the strange science of the 'Normal', and the roots of an anxiety-ridden modern obsession Before the nineteenth century, the term normal was rarely ever associated with human behaviour. Normal was a term used in maths, for right angles. People weren't normal; triangles were. But from the 1830s, this branch of science really took off across Europe and North America, with a proliferation of IQ tests, sex studies, a census of hallucinations - even a UK beauty map (which concluded the women in Aberdeen were "the most repellent"). This book tells the surprising history how the very notion of the normal came about, how it shaped us all, often while entrenching oppressive values. Sarah Chaney looks at why we're still asking the internet: Do I have a normal body? Is my sex life normal? Are my kids normal? And along the way, she challenges why we ever thought it might be a desirable thing to be.
Summary Book Review Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress by William D. Pederson:
Download or read book Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress written by William D. Pederson and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 2001 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the reactions of particular groups within Congress (including those of individual congressmen) to the changing role of the federal government during the New Deal era. Also examines facets of the New Deal era from a contemporary perspective.