This is enjoyable history and a very good political narrative of the time.
What makes his books so compelling is his ability to build a world around his central characters that draws you into the time.
In 1957 the first volume of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s trilogy "The Age of Roosevelt" was published.
This is a highly readable history that ably exposes and explores the origins of the planned economy (i.e. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael Green
Schleisinger does an admirable job of setting the context for FDR's rise to the top in American politics. This is not an academic book but it is detailed. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Hurricane
Absolutely great, especially the development of ideas about central planning during the post-World-War period. Now I have a better idea what Hayek was protesting against.Published 25 days ago by Roger Merritt
Schlesinger had a thorough, deep understanding of the circumstances, events, and players. Anyone interested in U.S. history or current events will value this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by SDG
valuable information on the era and the feel of the time. has the level of detail and perspective that makes Schlesinger's name such a drawPublished 23 months ago by TB
THE AGE OF ROOSEVELT -- THE CRISIS OF THE OLD ORDER (1919-1933) by A.M. Schlesinger is a 557-page book printed on inexpensive paper. There are no maps, graphs, or photographs. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Tom Brody
What I really enjoyed about this book is the smoke-filled rooms the author brings to life to help illuminate the world in which Roosevelt assumed power. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by J. Smallridge
See the book "Coolidge and the Historians" by Thomas Silver which shows Schlesinger to be a highly partisan and unreliable historian. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by Cedric Richeson