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“Badger conveys the story in a trim 174 pages of lucid, thoughtful, and crisp prose. The most important contributions of this book is Badger’s mastery of the voluminous scholarship on the Roosevelt era . . . A readable and debatable volume.” —Nancy Beck Young, The Journal of Southern History
“An important book in contributing to a complete picture of twentieth-century U.S. history that is clear and accessible.” —Booklist
The beginning of big (US) government. Pluses: neutral, balanced, reasonable. Minuses: dry, academic, not for casual history fans. History or Economics majors will like it more.Published on September 29, 2011 by J. Rodeck
This is a detailed, informative look at a period in history; a period with many uncomfortable parallels to our own. I don't have anything negative to say about the book. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Shoe-aholic
The book is excellent in presenting the many good things done by President Roosevelt, and also points out some mistakes that were made. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by P. Tanney