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FDR and His Enemies by Albert Fried

FDR and His Enemies

by Albert Fried

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Fried's account goes into enemies of FDR who were all over the political spectrum and all through his presidency. Though the author uses some purple prose at times and is disjointed at others in telling the story, he does bring to light some important struggles between FDR and those in his own party like leading Democrat Al Smith and those further to the left like United Mine Workers (UMW) head John L. Lewis. This is along with the usually suspects on the right like Charles Lindbergh and Father Coughlin. Fried defends FDR, perhaps a bit too much, in his using the power of his office to spy on, manipulate and stifle opposition. The book could have used a more critical approach but nonetheless it does bring some interesting relationships between FDR and lesser known individuals to light. ( )
  twp77 | Jun 9, 2015 |
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During Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, America was riven by a level of conflict unseen since the Civil War. Roosevelt's bold initiatives and his willingness to break historic precedent in handling the Great Depression and the coming of World War II were challenged by giant figures of the era, powerful public men each with their own fierce constituencies. Albert Fried brings out the tremendous drama in Roosevelt's ideological and personal struggle with five influential men: ex-New York governor and presidential candidate Al Smith, the enormously popular "radio priest" Charles E. Coughlin, Louisiana Senator Huey Long, labor champion John L. Lewis, and the universally adored aviator Charles A. Lindbergh. An enthralling story of a critical period in this century's history, FDR and His Enemies reveals the intellectual, moral, and tactical underpinnings of the great debate in which Roosevelt triumphed.

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