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Clearly, that is not what you will find in this eminently readable, and extremely well written account.
It is with this background that Michael Hiltzik tackles the response of Franklin Roosevelt's administration to the Great Depression of 1929-38.
I highly recommend this book for someone like myself (grew up in another country) who had little knowledge of the period.
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 2 days 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 8 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 10 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 11 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 15 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 18 months ago by R. J. Walrath
This book takes a while to read because of the details, but is worth it. I believe the author has a slight bias towards favoring Roosevelt's New Deal, but overall is fairly even... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Suzanne
Given the second worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the time was ripe for a new look at The New Deal of FDR. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeff
While I have always been a fan of FDR and the New Deal, I was prepared for the usual rehash of commonly held views of both subjects. Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by mystercarlyle