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For the survival of democracy : Franklin Roosevelt and the world crisis of the 1930s

Author: Alonzo L Hamby
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In For the Survival of Democracy, historian Alonzo Hamby offers a gripping and revisionist comparative history of this turbulent era, allowing Roosevelt to be viewed in comparison with Stanley Baldwin in Britain, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and a host of supporting yet crucial players. Combining deft character sketches with surprising interpretations of world leaders, Hamby takes us back to a time when nationalism  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamby, Alonzo L.
For the survival of democracy.
New York : Free Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607061280
Online version:
Hamby, Alonzo L.
For the survival of democracy.
New York : Free Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609350784
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alonzo L Hamby
ISBN: 0684843404 9780684843407
OCLC Number: 52929022
Description: xiv, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Prologue : March 1933 --
1. World crisis --
2. Plumbing the depths : Britain and Germany, Fall 1931-Winter 1933 --
3. Power shift : the United States, Fall 1931-March 1933 --
4. The New Deal : the first 125 days --
5. Recovery in one country? : The New Deal, July 1933-May 1935 --
6. Triumph : Nazi Germany, 1933-1936 --
7. Muddling toward recovery : Britain, June 1933-June 1937 --
8. Challenges : the origins of the second New Deal, January-May 1935 --
9. High tide : second hundred days, second New Deal, second term, June 1935-November 1936 --
10. Stalling out : the United States, 1937-1939 --
11. Irrepressible conflict, 1937-1939 --
Epilogue : Where does the future lie : Flushing Meadows or Warsaw? --
Historiographical note --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Alonzo L. Hamby.
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"In For the Survival of Democracy, historian Alonzo Hamby offers a gripping and revisionist comparative history of this turbulent era, allowing Roosevelt to be viewed in comparison with Stanley Baldwin in Britain, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and a host of supporting yet crucial players. Combining deft character sketches with surprising interpretations of world leaders, Hamby takes us back to a time when nationalism seized the West, when Hitler cloaked his evil in tactical brilliance, and when passive leaders were destined to be swept aside. Franklin Roosevelt emerges as the Depression's most imposing leader. A charismatic personality committed to radical change, a masterful popular communicator, Roosevelt saw no inconsistency between democracy and personal power. Like many great men, he achieved great things but also made great mistakes. Hamby describes in detail his inspiring leadership and the social transformations he wrought, and also examines his failure to achieve economic recovery in the United States long after Germany and Britain accomplished it."--Jacket.

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