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People/Characters: Harry Hopkins

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1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War by Marc Wortman
Bodyguard of Lies (2-volume set) by Anthony Cave Brown
Churchill and Orwell by Thomas E. Ricks
Closing the Ring by Winston S. Churchill
A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II by William L. O'Neill
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Conrad Black
Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art out of Desperate Times by Susan Quinn
General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman by Ed Cray
The Grand Alliance by Winston S. Churchill
The Hinge of Fate by Winston S. Churchill
The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler by David L. Roll
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNealbio
Murder in the Rose Garden by Elliott Roosevelt
The New Dealers' War: FDR and the War Within World War II by Thomas Fleming
Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America by Adam Cohen
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World by Michael Fullilove
The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression by Academic Industries
Roosevelt and Churchill: men of secrets by David Stafford
Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History by Robert E. Sherwood
Roosevelt's Road to Russia by George N. Crocker
Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage by Joseph E. Persico
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H. W. Brands
Triumph and Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill
Why the Allies Won by Richard Overy
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

Character description

Harry Lloyd Hopkins (August 17, 1890 – January 29, 1946) was an American social worker, the 8th Secretary of Commerce, and one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's closest advisors. He was one of the architects of the New Deal, especially the relief programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which he directed and built into the largest employer in the country. In World War II, he was Roosevelt's chief diplomatic adviser and troubleshooter.

Hopkins served as an important foreign policy adviser and diplomat during World War II. He was a key policy maker in the Lend-Lease program that sent $50 billion in aid to the Allies; Winston Churchill in his memoirs devotes a veritable panegyric to this "natural leader of men" who had "a flaming soul".

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