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The people and the president : America's conversation with FDR

Author: Lawrence W Levine; Cornelia R Levine
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a series of Fireside Chats over the radio in which he shared his hopes and plans with the American people and invited them to "tell me your troubles."" "The invitation was unprecedented and the response tremendous. Millions of letters flooded the White House mailroom from farmers, workers, businessmen, salesmen, housewives, the retired, the unemployed, and people of all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Sources
Personal correspondence
Records and correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levine, Lawrence W.
People and the president.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606799120
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence W Levine; Cornelia R Levine
ISBN: 0807055107 9780807055106
OCLC Number: 49829974
Description: xii, 612 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
I. Nadir : 1933-1936 --
Closing the banks ; New Deal ; First hundred days ; Relief, recovery, reform and reconstruction ; Order out of chaos ; Protecting the weak ; Orderly economic democracy --
II. Continuing crisis : 1937-1938 --
Packing the Supreme Court ; Balancing the human budget ; Combatting renewed depression ; Purging the Democratic Party --
III. Looking abroad : 1939-1941 --
True neutrality ; Approaching storm ; Great arsenal of democracy ; Unlimited national emergency ; Attack on the USS Greer ; Pearl Harbor --
IV. America at war : 1942-1945 --
Battle ground of civilization ; Hard work and sorrow and blood ; Folks back home ; Coal Strike ; GI Bill ; Economic bill of rights ; Planning for peace --
Epilogue --
Appendix : Note on the Fireside Chats.
Responsibility: Lawrence W. Levine and Cornelia R. Levine.
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"In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a series of Fireside Chats over the radio in which he shared his hopes and plans with the American people and invited them to "tell me your troubles."" "The invitation was unprecedented and the response tremendous. Millions of letters flooded the White House mailroom from farmers, workers, businessmen, salesmen, housewives, the retired, the unemployed, and people of all races and ethnicities in big cities and small towns throughout the country."--Jacket.

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