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Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

About Time

I mean, honestly...Shouldn't our favorite authors write as fast as we read?

I have loved every book Bill Brands has written, and this one is no exception. You'd think there's be quite enough books on FDR and nothing new could be added. You'd be wrong, though....
I mean, honestly...Shouldn't our favorite authors write as fast as we read?

I have loved every book Bill Brands has written, and this one is no exception. You'd think there's be quite enough books on FDR and nothing new could be added. You'd be wrong, though. Just as he has always done, Brands has taken a subject about which we think we already know and given us so much more.

If you are not a history fan but know someone who is, this will make a wonderful Christmas gift. It might be fun to make it a "theme" gift by adding the new PBS bio which is part of their presidents series and maybe a WWII movie or music from the era.

posted by BiblioShan on November 6, 2008

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8 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

same old stuff rehashed

this book is the sotry of the new deal through rose colored glasses that has been told over and over again by previous biographers. there is nothing new here and the author adds his own political vies to the book making it a cross of current events politics with histor...
this book is the sotry of the new deal through rose colored glasses that has been told over and over again by previous biographers. there is nothing new here and the author adds his own political vies to the book making it a cross of current events politics with historical facts carefully selected to supprt his views. Look elsewhere for a biography of FDR like Jean Baker Smiths book or Doris Kearns Goodwin book. Sad to see an historian with promise resort to this type of trash. the title alone is awful and embarassingly provacative

posted by swndledagain on December 16, 2008

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