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Clearly, that is not what you will find in this eminently readable, and extremely well written account.
I think this history is the benchmark book on the Great Depression and New Deal, because I have read many books on the World War II and Great Depression era.
It is with this background that Michael Hiltzik tackles the response of Franklin Roosevelt's administration to the Great Depression of 1929-38.
This is a long book to read, but comprehensive about the Roosevelt Administration in the early days. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David James Monjo
Throughly dishonest from start to finish. The New Deal was an abject failure that mired the country in depression for fifteen years (ending only after WWII). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bruce Fancher
Wonderful author and presentation and focus on Roosevelt admin of the New Deal. It provides a clear picture of the shotgun approach (try something, and try something else) that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Tomkinson
A very readable summary of the achievements and failures of the New Deal. It shows how Roosevelt was less than the saint he was seen as by people who survived the Depression, and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Edward Pollack
I chose to read this book because I wanted to learn about the way America handled the Great Depression. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert E. Jastrow
Hiltzik's history of The New Deal was informative and captures well the trial and error experimentation of that period in American history when FDR was trying to do everything he... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Benjamin Mastaitis
Very well written and beautifully told story of the time in our history when the most important social programs were passed into law.Published 23 months ago by Renee Chanon
The debate about the proper role for government has raged since Hamilton and Jefferson battled over the issue in the founding of the American nation. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by R. J. Walrath