The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933
Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - 557 páginas
The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatist s eye for vivid detail and a scholar s respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever."
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2 It was not that they had any use for the business civilization . They hated it ; but ,
while hating it , they accepted it basically at the businessman ' s own evaluation
— accepted it , that is , as a successful system , believed that it was working .
With the National Credit Association fiasco behind him , Hoover now reluctantly
accepted the Meyer proposal . He still objected to an ambitious lending program ,
but he hoped that the passage of the legislation would by itself reassure the ...
... accepted in himself with serenity . At bottom , Franklin Roosevelt was a man
without illusions , clearheaded and compassionate , who had been close enough
to death to understand the frailty of human striving , but who remained loyal ...
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THE CRISIS OF THE OLD ORDER: 1919-1933, The Age Of Roosevelt, Volume ICrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
In Schlesinger's view, Roosevelt is the summation of an era in American social, political and economic life. He corresponds, in this respect, to Napoleon; anything about him, whether bearing directly ... Leer comentario completo
The crisis of the old order, 1919-1933Crítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
While a lot of ink has been spilled profiling FDR, Schlesinger's three-volume work remains among the best efforts. Released in the late 1950s, the trio begins with a broader overview of his early ... Leer comentario completo