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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Jonathan Alter
Format
Book
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Language
English
ISBN
0743246004 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Author's note
  • Prologue: Sunday, March 5, 1933 - pt. 1: Lightweight steel. Security
  • "My boy Franklin"
  • "Miss Nancy"
  • Eleanor and Sara
  • Dilettante
  • "The medieval gnome"
  • The operator
  • The "ghastly affliction"
  • Warm springs dress rehearsal
  • "I've got to be it myself"
  • pt. 2: The ascent: 1932. "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
  • "This doesn't go for above the neck"
  • "Try something" for "the forgotten man"
  • The brain trust
  • The hair-splitter
  • The "corkscrew candidate"
  • Off the reservation
  • Flight to Chicago
  • The bonus army
  • The trial of Jimmy Walker
  • "Hang Hoover!"
  • pt. 3: The crisis: winter 1933. The perfect foil
  • Under the mattress
  • "Wooden roof" and other cabinetry
  • Nearly martyred in Miami
  • "Damn the secretary"
  • "Gabriel over the White House"
  • The hairy hand
  • Reluctant first lady
  • "Like hell I will!"
  • pt. 4: The hundred days. "Fear itself"
  • The consecration
  • "An injection of adrenalin"
  • "Action now"
  • That temperament
  • Holiday spirit
  • "Surpassing charm"
  • That voice
  • "The chief croupier"
  • Roosevelt's "tree army"
  • The blue eagle
  • Social security
  • "Dr. new deal"
  • Appendix
  • Inaugural address, March 4, 1933
  • First fireside chat, March 12, 1933
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowedgments.
Description
xvi, 415 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-395) and index.
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