I think the author fails to strongly stress the positive aspects of these movements.
It is impressive to think about and enjoyable to read about, so I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Overall, this is a fascinating book, based on excellent scholarship and many insightful analyses.
My opinion of Father Coughlin has improved, I will have to say, I was wrong Coughlin was nothing like Limbaugh. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Glenn Gammell
Read a narrative history, this is a terrific work on two fascinating individuals. I learned a lot about Coughlin and Long from Brinkley's pages. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by J. Smallridge
The 1930s was one of the greatest periods of social change and economic dislocation. Presiding over this was FDR, unshakeable and always victorious, or at least that is the tale... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by M. A Newman
An unusually thoughtful and well written analysis of the 2 major dissident figures of the Great Depression; the Southern politician Huey Long and the Catholic broadcaster Father... Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by R. Albin
I found this book interesting for several reasons. My Dad lived through the Great Depression and thought highly of FDR. Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by Kevin M Quigg
I've read other books by Brinkley, and his recent stuff (he's a professor at Columbia) is very well written, and has tons of wonderful detail. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Dr. John A. C. Greppin
Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley describes the story of two well-known figures during the 1920's and 30's. Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by Jason Tanner
Coughlin and the Kingfish were both public personalities who seized on the uncertainties and economic hardship of the depression to churn up the public (or at least certain... Read morePublished on December 1, 2007 by James D. Crabtree
One of the things I've found in reading American history, and especially in books written about the era of the Great Depression, is that President Roosevelt had the greatest smear... Read morePublished on July 24, 2007 by R. F. Mojica