In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama / Edition 4

In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama / Edition 4

by William E. Leuchtenburg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801475686

ISBN-13: 9780801475689

Pub. Date: 12/04/2009

Publisher: Cornell University Press

A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945-the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been

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A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945-the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FER for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801475689
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Harry Truman 1

2 First Republican Interlude: Dwight D. Eisenhower 41

3 John F. Kennedy 63

4 Lyndon B. Johnson 121

5 Second Republican Interlude: Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford 161

6 Jimmy Carter 177

7 Ronald Reagan 209

8 Waiting for Franklin D. 236

9 Twilight 277

10 Franklin Delano Obama 299

Epilogue 313

Sources 317

Notes 325

Index 417

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