Man of Destiny

Man of Destiny

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No president looms larger in twentieth-century American history than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and few life stories can match his for sheer drama. He was a man of large personality and a president of vast and enduring accomplishments. Yet, as the distinguished historian Alonzo Hamby argues, FDRa€™s record as president was more mixed than we are often led to believe. Roosevelt was a great politician and war leader, but the New Deal, his most famous legacy, failed to achieve its goal of reviving the nationa€™s economy, in no small measure because of FDRa€™s hostility toward the business and financial communities. Hamby is no less perceptive about FDRa€™s private life. Drawing on overlooked sources, he documents the presidenta€™s final months in intimate detail, claiming that his perseverance despite his serious illness must be counted as one of the twentieth centurya€™s great feats of endurance. Man of Destiny is a measured account of the life, both personal and public, of the most important American leader of the twentieth century.By the fall of 1934, the NRA administered more than five hundred codes that attempted to dictate production, marketing, ... He claimed that the NRA had put 4 million men to work, but joblessness had barely improved from the 20 to 23 percentanbsp;...

Title:Man of Destiny
Author:Alonzo Hamby
Publisher:Basic Books - 2015-09-22


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