A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945the 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 Bill Clinton's presidency, including possible parallels between Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt. Concluding with an analysis of the 2000 presidential campaign, William E. Leuchtenburg assesses the influence FDR's legacy is likely to continue to have in the new century.
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|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|
|8||Waiting for Franklin D.||236|