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The Resource The fall of the house of Roosevelt : brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ, Michael Janeway

The fall of the house of Roosevelt : brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ, Michael Janeway

Label
The fall of the house of Roosevelt : brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ
Title
The fall of the house of Roosevelt
Title remainder
brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ
Statement of responsibility
Michael Janeway
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 whose command over power and ideas during the next three decades seemed politically invincible." "This is the first book about this group of Rooseveltians and their linkage to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and the Vietnam War debacle. Michael Janeway grew up inside this world. His father, Eliot Janeway, business editor of Time and a star writer for Fortune and Life magazines, was part of this circle, strategizing and practicing politics as well as reporting on these men. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of events and previously unavailable private letters and other documents, Janeway crafts a riveting account of the exercise of power during the New Deal and its aftermath. He shows how these men were at the nexus of reform impulses at the electoral level with reform thinking in the social sciences and the law and explains how this potent fusion helped build the contemporary American state. Since that time, efforts to reinvent government by "brains trust" have largely failed in the U.S. In the last quarter of the twentieth century American politics ceased to function as a blend of broad coalition building and reform agenda setting, rooted in a consensus of belief in the efficacy of modern government."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janeway, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.J27 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Columbia studies in contemporary American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Janeway, Eliot
  • Janeway, Elizabeth
  • Janeway, Michael
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Janeway, Eliot
  • Janeway, Elizabeth
  • Janeway, Michael
Label
The fall of the house of Roosevelt : brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ, Michael Janeway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Preface: Public and Private
  • Partners
  • 1.
  • Government by Brains Trust: "God Bless You; Keep Scheming".
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Tommy Corcoran and the New Dealers' Gospel: "You're Beginning to Be an Operator - How Do You Like the Water?".
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Making the New Deal Revolution: "The Sense of Being Special".
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Fight for the Rooseveltian Succession: "Douglas's Army".
  • p. 44
  • 5.
  • 1945 - The New Dealers' Government-in-Exile: "I Got the Circuit Moving".
  • p. 67
  • In My Father's House
  • 6.
  • Rise of an Insider: "We're Going to Get Hubert Some Dough".
  • p. 91
  • 7.
  • Ends and Means: "Baby, You're Superb!".
  • p. 112
  • 8.
  • Forbidden Version: "Continue Janeway Inquiry".
  • p. 122
  • Receivership
  • 9.
  • Enter LBJ, Stage Center: "Average in Honesty, Above Average in Ability".
  • p. 145
  • 10.
  • 1960 - Checkmate: "Looking Back, The Result Was Inevitable".
  • p. 164
  • 11.
  • President of All the People: "You Can't Deal With Him Any Longer".
  • p. 183
  • 12.
  • Last Act: "We Got Your Man".
  • p. 206
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 219
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
l70015667329
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 284 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231131087
Lccn
2003055414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., plates
Label
The fall of the house of Roosevelt : brokers of ideas and power from FDR to LBJ, Michael Janeway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Preface: Public and Private
  • Partners
  • 1.
  • Government by Brains Trust: "God Bless You; Keep Scheming".
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Tommy Corcoran and the New Dealers' Gospel: "You're Beginning to Be an Operator - How Do You Like the Water?".
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Making the New Deal Revolution: "The Sense of Being Special".
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Fight for the Rooseveltian Succession: "Douglas's Army".
  • p. 44
  • 5.
  • 1945 - The New Dealers' Government-in-Exile: "I Got the Circuit Moving".
  • p. 67
  • In My Father's House
  • 6.
  • Rise of an Insider: "We're Going to Get Hubert Some Dough".
  • p. 91
  • 7.
  • Ends and Means: "Baby, You're Superb!".
  • p. 112
  • 8.
  • Forbidden Version: "Continue Janeway Inquiry".
  • p. 122
  • Receivership
  • 9.
  • Enter LBJ, Stage Center: "Average in Honesty, Above Average in Ability".
  • p. 145
  • 10.
  • 1960 - Checkmate: "Looking Back, The Result Was Inevitable".
  • p. 164
  • 11.
  • President of All the People: "You Can't Deal With Him Any Longer".
  • p. 183
  • 12.
  • Last Act: "We Got Your Man".
  • p. 206
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 219
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 271
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
l70015667329
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 284 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231131087
Lccn
2003055414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., plates

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