This is a short basic history of the Great Depression and the Presidency of FDR in the years 1939 to 1933. It ends in September when World War II changed the picture and bailed Roosevelt out of a hopeless bind. FDR's New Deal never solved the Depression, but World War II did. There's some material in here about labor (AFofL vs CIO) and a few segments on American Communism in the 1930's. The last third of the book focuses on foreign relations and how Cordell Hull, the Secretary of State, and Roosevelt handled the rising threats of Germany, Japan, and Italy. - Mike Donovan is a stand-up comedian at night and a writer by day. He blends the two in his history books, but the jokes don't upstage the basic drive to always be informative. - This book is rated G.
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About the Author
Mike Donovan started working on this history project in 2004. He hopes to publish 50 history books in this year of 2017. This one makes 17. He appears on WBZ radio as the historian and in the night clubs as the comedian. He was born and raised in South Boston, and has been a top-40 DJ. He prefers reading history books to watching TV history documentaries by a country mile.