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ISBN-13: 978-0231082990 ISBN-10: 0231082991

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Any list of the New Deal's premier historians must include Leuchtenburg, best known for Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal (LJ 6/15/63), which is familiar to four decades of undergraduates. Like his previous works, the nine pieces collected here are concerned with the record as well as the reverberations of the New Deal. All but one were previously published and all have been revised lightly to moderately since they were originally presented as articles, chapters, interview, or addresses. Leuchtenburg is among the generation of historians who lived through the New Deal before creating a monumental body of interpretation. Recently, he published The Supreme Court Reborn (LJ 3/15/95), a gathering of his work on the court of those years. As Leuchtenburg approaches retirement, these two latest titles will hang like plaques honoring an outstanding career. In sum, the present work offers a fine precis of this historian's assessment of the New Deal, suitable for all academic and some public libraries.?Robert F. Nardini, North Chichester, N.H.
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The FDR Years will serve as benchmark and provocation. An absorbing collection of eight essays and an oral-history interview with the author... the book covers topics from Roosevelt's relationship with Huey Long to the Tennessee Valley Authority and the New Deal's use of the war metaphor. As a whole, it reacts to the criticisms of the New Deal and its leader made over the past thirty years and anticipates those of the next.

(Washington Post)

Leuchtenburg's ability to present a compelling, informed analysis and to draw readers into the world of national politics makes this collection an essential part of any understanding of FDR, the New Deal, and their joint legacy.

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  • Paperback: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231082991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231082990
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
In this fine collection of essays, William Leuchtenburg provides an excellent companion piece to his masterpiece, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Anyone interested in a general overview of FDR's presidency should check out that book first. This is meant more as a series of insights on highly specific topics, mostly culled from invited lectures that Leuchtenburg has given around the world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Todd Carlsen on September 4, 2004
Format: Paperback
These superb essays are essential for understanding the impact of the Franklin Roosevelt presidency and his policies over time. This book is not a biography of FDR. It is an important reflection of his presidency.

Here is a very good review of the book I found by presidential historian Michael R. Beschloss at the Washington Post website.

"FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT defied tradition in so many ways that it is not surprising that he has seemed to defy even the normal rules of history. After leaving office, an American president usually endures a period of historical eclipse...

"The architect of the New Deal and the world's saving from fascism did not have to undergo any historical waiting period. The first major wave of Roosevelt scholarship a decade or two after FDR's death -- books by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and Frank Freidel of Harvard, James MacGregor Burns of Williams, John Morton Blum of Yale, and William E. Leuchtenburg, then of Columbia -- resoundingly affirmed his greatness...

"Now that the Cold War is over and the domestic consensus about the role of government has fractured, we may have to hold onto our hats for the next great torrent of Roosevelt scholarship. Conservatives will likely turn up the heat against Roosevelt's role in the establishment of a permanent welfare state. Left-liberals will probably be more angry than ever that he failed to do more. Neo-isolationists will fire new fusillades against the four-term one-worlder in the White House.

"In such an atmosphere, William Leuchtenburg's The FDR Years will serve as benchmark and provocation.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TDF on February 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
This man is unabashedly pro-FDR. He would not ever consider that FDR could do any wrong. He harps about the "imaginative" and "experimental" elements of the New Deal, but can't bring himself to confess that the program was an utter failure.
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0 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tessa Wyborny on November 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book did not cover the most important aspects of the amazing presidency of Roosevelt. It rather covered the details of things that were said about him and his opposition. I found a lot of the book to be a waste, for example in the chapter entitled "FDR and the Kingfish" the majority of the chapter was written about Huey Long and not about Roosevelt. If you want to learn about what FDR did read the encyclopedia.
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