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- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99
In the 1930s a band of smart and able young men, some still in their twenties, helped Franklin D. Roosevelt transform an American nation in crisis. They were the junior officers of the New Deal. Thomas G. Corcoran, Benjamin V. Cohen, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, and James Rowe helped FDR build the modern Democratic Party into a progressive coalition... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 29.95
In her warm and witty new memoir, Stella Suberman charms readers with her personal perspective as she recalls the original 1940s GI Bill. As she writes of the bill and the epic events that spawned it, she manages, in her crisp way, to personalize and humanizes them in order to entertain and to educate. Although her story is in essence... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 47.99
This book offers a comprehensive theory of the New Deal, covering the ends it hoped to achieve and the means it used to achieve them. Looking at a mixture of history, American political development, and political theory, it aims to fill a critical gap in scholarship and provide a theoretical framework for contemporary progressive political actors.... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 26.99
The Jews who so deeply admired Roosevelt made up the richest, most influential Jewish community in the world, leaders in government, commerce, and the arts. Yet by the time Franklin Roosevelt died in office, six million European Jews had been murdered by the Nazis while neither FDR nor American Jews lifted much more than a finger to help them. How... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 139.99
The Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history between 1933 and 1953. This was a period of enormous significance in the United States due to the impact of the Great Depression, World War II, and the onset of the Cold War.... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 11.33
What really happened on the Australian home front during the Second World War? For the people of Melbourne these were years of social dislocation and increased government interference in all aspects of daily life. On the Home Front is the story of their work, leisure, relationships and their fears—for by 1942 the city was pitted with air raid trenches,... more...
- The New Press 2014; US$ 13.99
On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program. At 6:45pm, listeners to the NBC Blue network heard the First Lady?s calm, measured voice explain that the president was conferring with his... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 104.99
The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers: American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938?1942 recounts the formulation of American foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience. In the period from 1938 to 1942, with scant military... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00
FDR's 1936 reelection represented his greatest political triumph. Yet the election remains largely unstudied despite the fact that critical decisions by some of the most colorful?and controversial?characters in American history make it one of the most significant ever to take place. This landmark work, the first specifically about the 1936 election,... more...