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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They seemed to ooze , he later wrote , intrigue , selfishness , and heartlessness
from every pore . As the weeks passed , it became increasingly apparent that war
had not clarified the European mind or purified the European soul . Hoover ...
that the situation in Washington killed Wallace , " wrote a close associate . “
Others made it more definite and personal . ” Coolidge promptly offered the
vacant Agriculture job to Hoover . Hoover turned it down ; the post went instead to
W . M ...
I do not anticipate trouble with Japan , but it may come , ” wrote Theodore
Roosevelt to his young kinsman , adding prophetically , “ and if it does it will
come suddenly . ” Keep the fleet together , T . R . warned . Admiral Mahan sent
letters to ...
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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