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The defining moment : FDR's hundred days and the triumph of hope / Jonathan Alter.

Alter, Jonathan. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0743246004 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 415 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-395) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Author's note -- Prologue: Sunday, March 5, 1933 - pt. 1: Lightweight steel. Security -- "My boy Franklin" -- "Miss Nancy" -- Eleanor and Sara -- Dilettante -- "The medieval gnome" -- The operator -- The "ghastly affliction" -- Warm springs dress rehearsal -- "I've got to be it myself" -- pt. 2: The ascent: 1932. "Brother, can you spare a dime?" -- "This doesn't go for above the neck" -- "Try something" for "the forgotten man" -- The brain trust -- The hair-splitter -- The "corkscrew candidate" -- Off the reservation -- Flight to Chicago -- The bonus army -- The trial of Jimmy Walker -- "Hang Hoover!" -- pt. 3: The crisis: winter 1933. The perfect foil -- Under the mattress -- "Wooden roof" and other cabinetry -- Nearly martyred in Miami -- "Damn the secretary" -- "Gabriel over the White House" -- The hairy hand -- Reluctant first lady -- "Like hell I will!" -- pt. 4: The hundred days. "Fear itself" -- The consecration -- "An injection of adrenalin" -- "Action now" -- That temperament -- Holiday spirit -- "Surpassing charm" -- That voice -- "The chief croupier" -- Roosevelt's "tree army" -- The blue eagle -- Social security -- "Dr. new deal" -- Appendix -- Inaugural address, March 4, 1933 -- First fireside chat, March 12, 1933 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowedgments.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 April #2
    As the generation that endured the Great Depression passes on, it is essential to be reminded what this nation faced as FDR assumed office in 1933. At a minimum, a quarter of the workforce was unemployed. The threat of mass violence loomed as secure families saw their life savings wiped out. In both the U.S and abroad, liberal democracies were under siege from fascism on the Right and communism on the Left. Alter, a columnist and senior editor atNewsweek, eloquently captures the fevered, frightened state of the nation in 1933. In a brief biographical sketch of Roosevelt's life, Alter strongly emphasizes aspects that gave him a powerful will and supreme self-confidence. Alter recounts the flurry of the first 100 days of FDR's administration, which forever altered the relationship between American citizens and the federal government. This superbly researched and well-written work serves as a vital reminder of the importance of leadership during this great national ordeal. ((Reviewed April 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1933-1945.
United States > Economic policy > 1933-1945.
United States > Social conditions > 1933-1945.
New Deal, 1933-1939
Presidents > United States > Election > 1932.
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