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User Review  - shadowofthewind - LibraryThing

This was an excellent book to read during the first weeks of the Obama Presidency. On reading the book, I could tell that Obama was using the same techniques as FDR to manage the banking crisis. Of ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Thomas Simpson - Goodreads

A pretty standard FDR bio. Not bad but no real surprises either. Not a comprehensive take on the entirety of the New Deal. Just listened to it until Jean Edward Smith's became available as an audiobook from the library. Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Bernronan Ronan - Goodreads

I wanted to read this book about FDR's first one hundred days, to get a feel for what to expect with Obama's new presidency. Alter is an excellent writer--the book is heavily researched and he ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Nicki - Goodreads

The title to this book is a misnomer. Most of the book is about Roosevelt's life leading up to the 100 days, with a long chapter on Social Security at the end. While much of the book was interesting ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Corey Preston - Goodreads

Love the quick, episodic style (gives a feeling of momentum--very FDR-ish), but the ultimate conclusion seems to be that the 100 days were only mildly consequential, compared to the days before the ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Craig Dube - Goodreads

I think if I could give this 3.5 stars I would. I liked it and found it interesting. FDR is definitely a fascinating individual and perhaps our most influential president (although it is difficult to ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Mike Manos - Goodreads

Jonathan Alter is another one of those great American historian who brings his subject to life. He does just that with FDR in this book. Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

If ever a president seemed to come to the office at the perfect moment, it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. When Roosevelt was inaugurated on March 4, 1933, the country was in the depths of the ... Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Bryce - Goodreads

Great primer on FDR for the new gig. Read full review

Review: The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

User Review  - Paulo O'Brien - Goodreads

A fascinating biography of a pivotal leader, who tackled the Great Depression in his own upbeat, slightly scattered and creative way. I love these psychological portrayals of great leaders, and this ... Read full review


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