1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America

1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America

by Scott Martelle
1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America

1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America

by Scott Martelle

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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a year in American history that still resonates today, 1932: FDR, Hoover, and the Dawn of a New America tells the story of a battered nation fighting for its own future amid the depths of the Great Depression.

At the start of 1932, the nation’s worst economic crisis has left one-in-four workers without a job, countless families facing eviction, banks shutting down as desperate depositors withdraw their savings, and growing social and political unrest from urban centers to the traditionally conservative rural heart of the country.
 
Amid this turmoil, a political decision looms that will determine the course of the nation. It is a choice between two men with very diferent visions of America: Incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover with his dogmatic embrace of small government and a largely unfettered free market, and New York’s Democratic Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his belief that the path out of the economic crisis requires government intervention in the economy and a national sense of shared purpose.
 
Now veteran journalist Scott Martelle provides a gripping narrative retelling of that vitally significant year as  social and political systems struggled under the weight of the devastating Dust Bowl, economic woes, rising political protests, and growing demand for the repeal of Prohibition. That November, voters overwhelmingly rejected decades of Republican rule and backed Roosevelt and his promise to redefine the role of the federal government while putting the needs of the people ahead of the wishes of the wealthy.
 
Deftly told, this illuminating work spotlights parallel events from that pivotal year and brings to life figures who made headlines in their time but have been largly forgotten today. Ultimately, it is the story of a nation that, with the help of a leader determined to unite and inspire, took giant steps toward a new America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806541877
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/28/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 26,418
File size: 2 MB
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