Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Nov 4, 2008 - History - 896 pages
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A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents.

Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed American government during the Depression with his New Deal legislation, and carefully managed the country's prelude to war. Brands shows how Roosevelt's friendship and regard for Winston Churchill helped to forge one of the greatest alliances in history, as Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin maneuvered to defeat Germany and prepare for post-war Europe.




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Review: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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The hardest task for a historian is to make history not only interesting for academia but also for your average reader. With Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of ... Read full review

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Other reviewers have commented on the "epic" scale ("epic" being the parlance of the day) of this book. Actually, that particular slang works well to describe the sheer breadth of FDR's story. It took ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments
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About the author (2008)

H. W. BRANDS is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of Andrew Jackson, Lone Star Nation, and The Age of Gold, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for biography for The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. He lives in Austin, Texas.


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