THE DEFINING MOMENT: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The birth of the New Deal, capably recounted.Newsweek editor Alter takes a 100-odd pages before addressing his subject, the fraught three-odd-months that newly inaugurated President Franklin Roosevelt had to push through an ambitious package of social and financial programs before congressional resistance solidified. Once the narrative gets on track, modern readers will understand why FDR was so ... Read full review

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

Editorial Review - - Robert Finn

Every list of the "greatest" American presidents I have ever seen includes the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt near the very top, usually second only to that of Abraham Lincoln. The canonization ceremonies for him have long since been completed. Even the Republican Party, which so reviled him during his 12 years in office, now invokes his name at its tribal gatherings. In this book Jonathan ... Read full review

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