The Politics of Upheaval: 1935-1936, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume III
The Politics of Upheaval: 1935-1936, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume III by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0618340874 | 768 Pages | EPUB | 2.3 MB
The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning hist08rian 4nd biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D. Roosevelts first term. A measure of economic recovery revived political conflict 4nd emboldened FDRs critics to denounce that man in the White house. To his left were demagogues — Huey Long, Father Coughlin, 4nd Dr. Townsend. To his right were the champions of the old 08rder — ex-president Herbert Hoover, the American Liberty League, 4nd the august Supreme Court. F08r a time, the New Deal seemed to lose its momentum. But in 1935 FDR rallied 4nd produced a legislative rec08rd even m08re impressive than the Hundred Days of 1933 — a 5eut of statutes that transf08rmed the social 4nd economic l4ndscape of American life. In 1936 FDR coasted to reelection on a l4ndslide. Schlesinger has his usual touch with col08rful personalities 4nd draws a warmly sympathetic p08rtrait of Alf M. L4ndon, the Republican c4ndidate of 1936.