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  • The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introductionby Eric Rauchway

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminating its successes and failures. more...

  • Blessed Among Nationsby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions... more...

  • Banana Republicanby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    Depicted as braggart, brute, and bore in The Great Gatsby , Tom Buchanan has gotten a bad rap and means to correct the record. That weak-kneed, simpering cousin of his wife's, with his prattling about some lost idealized American individualism and rectitude, was not only a fool and a liar, but worse: a failed bond salesman. Pathetic. But by 1924... more...

  • Murdering McKinleyby Eric Rauchway

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.20

    When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed the commander-in-chief. Eric Rauchway's brilliant Murdering McKinley restages Leon Czolgosz's hastily... more...

  • The Refuge of Affectionsby Eric Rauchway

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 35.99

    The Progressives—those reformers responsible for the shape of many American institutions, from the Federal Reserve Board to the New School for Social Research—have always presented a mystery. What prompted middle-class citizens to support fundamental change in American life? Eric Rauchway shows that like most of us, the reformers took their inspiration... more...

  • The Money Makersby Eric Rauchway

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 40.00

    Shortly after arriving in the White House in early 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. His opponents thought his decision unwise at best, and ruinous at worst. But they could not have been more wrong. With The Money Makers , Eric Rauchway tells the absorbing story of how FDR and his advisors pulled the levers of... more...

  • Winter Warby Eric Rauchway

    Basic Books 2018; US$ 36.00

    The history of the most acrimonious presidential handoff in American history--and of the origins of twentieth-century liberalism and conservatism When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different approaches to the question of the day: How could the nation... more...

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