The New Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945
Scarcely had the New Deal become a part of American life, however, when World War II broke out, and America became a global power leading the Allies to victory, began development of the atomic bomb, and laid plans for the United Nations organization.
In the opinion of many historians, F.D.R.'s thirteen years are the most important era in twentieth-century American history. Now Dexter Perkins takes an objective look at Roosevelt and his times—the great depression, the great social experiment, the great war—and presents a balanced evaluation of America from the Blue Eagle days of NRA to the shocking April afternoon of Roosevelt's death.
"A fair-minded, clear, and brief guide to that complex man and even more complex era."—Frank Freidel, Christian Science Monitor
I. The Two Phases of the Early New Deal
II. The New Deal, the Courts, and the People
III. The New Deal Weakens
IV. The Good Neighbor and the Reluctant World Power
V. The Deepening Crisis
VI. The Home Front
VII. Arms and Diplomacy