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Winter war : Hoover, Roosevelt, and the first clash over the New Deal

by Rauchway, Eric,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 973.917 RAU
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Summary
The history of the most acrimonious presidential handoff in American history -- and of the origins of twentieth-century liberalism and conservatism


As historian Eric Rauchway shows in Winter War , FDR laid out coherent, far-ranging plans for the New Deal in the months prior to his inauguration. Meanwhile, still-President Hoover, worried about FDR's abilities and afraid of the president-elect's policies, became the first comprehensive critic of the New Deal. Thus, even before FDR took office, both the principles of the welfare state, and reaction against it, had already taken form.

Winter War reveals how, in the months before the hundred days, FDR and Hoover battled over ideas and shaped the divisive politics of the twentieth century.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Using a formal but accessible style, Rauchway (The Money Makers) explores the months between Franklin Delano Roosevelt's electoral victory over President Herbert Hoover and his inauguration in this case study of a transition of power that proves both edifying and engaging. Rauchway asserts that from the November 1932 election to FDR's inauguration at the beginning of March 1933, Hoover was "looking to the long term, not the current crisis" in the belief "that the future of the country depended on his return to power." Rauchway depicts an embittered Hoover seeking to score political points to make his case for future elections instead of seeking meaningful collaborations with FDR to take on the perilous issues that beset the nation. Rauchway succeeds in detailing the major issues that Roosevelt grappled with, devoting chapters to England and France's default on the repayment of international loans from WWI, the farm crisis, civil rights for African-Americans, Hitler's rise to power, and the pandemic of bank runs and closures. Hoover mostly disappears during the book's middle portions, ceding the narrative focus to FDR, which undermines the book's central tension. But the book showcases strong scholarship, including deep engagement with archival materials, that a general audience can appreciate. This is an informative and readable history. (Nov.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945 -- Political and social views.
Hoover, Herbert, -- 1874-1964 -- Political and social views.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1932.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1929-1933.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description viii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-278) and index.
ISBN 9780465094585
0465094589
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