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FDR and the Jews

Author: Richard Breitman; Allan J Lichtman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an extensive examination of this impassioned debate, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman find that the president was neither savior nor bystander. In "FDR and the Jews," they draw upon many new primary sources to offer an intriguing portrait of a consummate politician--compassionate but also pragmatic--struggling with opposing priorities under perilous conditions.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Breitman; Allan J Lichtman
ISBN: 9780674050266 0674050266
OCLC Number: 812248674
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (American Jewish Studies) 2013
Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2013
Description: vi, 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Four Roosevelts --
The Rise and Fall of FDR --
FDR Returns --
The Democrat and the Dictator --
Immigration Wars --
Transitions --
Moving Millions? --
Resettlement in Latin America? --
Toward War --
Tightened Security --
Wartime America --
Debating Remedies --
Zionism and the Arab World --
The War Refugee Board --
Negotiations and Rescue in Hungary --
Endings --
Perspectives.
Other Titles: F.D.R. and the Jews
Responsibility: Richard Breitman, Allan J. Lichtman.
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