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The Resource FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history

FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history

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FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history
Title
FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As Into the Storm opens, Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been reelected for a second term, a victory unprecedented in its magnitude. Soon after, because he felt that the Supreme Court was obstructing programs he favored, he launched a frontal assault on the Court as a "separate" but equal branch of government and proposed to "pack" it with liberal justices of his own choosing - the result of which was a split among the liberal supporters Roosevelt already had and a strengthening of his conservative opposition. In addition, he attempted to purge Democratic senators and representatives who had joined with Republicans to frustrate his New Deal agenda. FDR's political maneuverings occurred at a particularly dangerous time: The world was about to enter its most destructive war. Japan marched toward conquest in the Far East. Fascist General Franco destroyed the Spanish republic in a cruel and bloody civil war. Hitler absorbed Austria and triumphed over Chamberlain in Munich, after which he occupied Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland. Roosevelt's courage, patience, intelligence, and capacity to endure - plus his role-playing ability - were tested to the utmost as he was forced to make a highly difficult shift from New Deal nationalism toward a policy of collective security. The detailed story of this testing - his dealings with the Panay incident in China, with the grave economic recession at home, with internecine quarrels in the Tennessee Valley Authority and the War Department, with desperately needed reorganization of the executive branch, coupled with his abortive attempts to educate the American public in the realities of the world crisis - makes up the highly dramatic middle portion of this book. Ultimately, FDR: Into the Storm deals with the coming of World War II and the great debate between adherents of national defense and isolationism. Out of this we see the gradual emergence of Roosevelt as a great leader, not only of his countrymen but, indeed, of the free world. The culmination of this volume of great narrative history is the hard-fought and distorted presidential election campaign of 1940. By the time of Roosevelt's victory, the first slow steps had been taken toward preparing the United States for the great trials ahead
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UkLiU
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1912-1999
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Davis, Kenneth S.
Index
no index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.D34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Label
FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 628-671) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Summer of Dust and Weeds
  • Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death
  • New World War Becomes Inevitable
  • The Abdication of Leadership: 1938's Elections, and After
  • The Coming-on of World War II: Part One
  • The Coming-on of World War II: Part Two
  • Confusion and Division in the Darkening Valley
  • The Root of Event: Nationalism and Science
  • Storm, Followed by Thick Fog
  • The Sphinx. The Hurricane
  • The End of the New Deal
  • Sorting Things Out
  • 1940's Presidential Election Campaign
  • The Pride That Goeth Before a Fall?
  • The Initiation and Anatomy of a Tragic Error
  • Tragic Error Is Compounded by a Stubborn Persistence in It
  • Falterings--The Bitter Years
  • Lost Control: Events Take Command
  • Drifting: The Politics of Indecision amid World Crisis
  • Drifting: To a Decision of Sorts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
691 pages
Isbn
9780679415411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
FDR: into the storm, 1937-1940: a history
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 628-671) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Summer of Dust and Weeds
  • Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death
  • New World War Becomes Inevitable
  • The Abdication of Leadership: 1938's Elections, and After
  • The Coming-on of World War II: Part One
  • The Coming-on of World War II: Part Two
  • Confusion and Division in the Darkening Valley
  • The Root of Event: Nationalism and Science
  • Storm, Followed by Thick Fog
  • The Sphinx. The Hurricane
  • The End of the New Deal
  • Sorting Things Out
  • 1940's Presidential Election Campaign
  • The Pride That Goeth Before a Fall?
  • The Initiation and Anatomy of a Tragic Error
  • Tragic Error Is Compounded by a Stubborn Persistence in It
  • Falterings--The Bitter Years
  • Lost Control: Events Take Command
  • Drifting: The Politics of Indecision amid World Crisis
  • Drifting: To a Decision of Sorts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
691 pages
Isbn
9780679415411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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