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Traitor to His Class A Sweeping, Magisterial Biography Of The Man Generally Considered The Greatest President Of The Twentieth Century, Admired By Democrats And Republicans Alike Traitor To His Class Sheds New Light On FDR S Formative Years, His Remarkable Willingness To Champion The Concerns Of The Poor And Disenfranchised, His Combination Of Political Genius, Firm Leadership, And Matchless Diplomacy In Saving Democracy In America During The Great Depression And The American Cause Of Freedom In World War II Drawing On Archival Materials, Public Speeches, Personal Correspondence, And Accounts By Family And Close Associates, Acclaimed Bestselling Historian And Biographer H W Brands Offers A Compelling And Intimate Portrait Of Roosevelt S Life And Career.Brands Explores The Powerful Influence Of FDR S Dominating Mother And The Often Tense And Always Unusual Partnership Between FDR And His Wife, Eleanor, And Her Indispensable Contributions To His Presidency Most Of All, The Book Traces In Breathtaking Detail FDR S Revolutionary Efforts With His New Deal Legislation To Transform The American Political Economy In Order To Save It, His Forceful And Cagey Leadership Before And During World War II, And His Lasting Legacy In Creating The Foundations Of The Postwar International Order Traitor To His Class Brilliantly Captures The Qualities That Have Made FDR A Beloved Figure To Millions Of Americans.

[PDF / Epub] ★ Traitor to His Class  Author H.W. Brands – Eiyo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 896 pages
  • Traitor to His Class
  • H.W. Brands
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
  • 0385519583

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  1. says:

    He is the truest friend he has the farthest vision he is the greatest man I ve ever known Sir Winston Churchill, speaking of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1943Having recently finished a book on President Herbert Hoover, it seemed only natural to move on to his successor in office and the man in whose shadow he has disappeared Franklin D Roosevelt.Finding a book about FDR is easy Indeed, finding a thousand books on FDR is easy You literally have to type only those three letters into a He is the truest friend...


  2. says:

    Narrative biography of FDR The standard facts of his life are well known, and there is little new ground to uncover here, but instead the main focus of the biography is all in the subtitle.FDR s upbringing was one steeped in the culture of wealth and privilege, where he could have sailed into a life of ease and indolence if he wanted it Brands describes FDR s upbringing with a careful eye, with a particular focus on his controlling mother and loveless marriage with Eleanor The majority of t Narrative biography of FDR The standard facts of his life are well known, and there is little new ground to uncover here, but instead the main focus of the biography is all in the subtitle.FDR s upbringing was one steeped in the culture of wealth and privilege, where he could have sailed into a life of ease and indolence if he wanted it Brands describes FDR s upbringing with a careful eye, with a particular focus on his controlling mother and loveless marriage with Eleanor The majority of the book is about The Great Depression and th...


  3. says:

    Brands is a character in his biographies as much as his subjects are he isn t shy about telling you what he thinks of them The lasting impression I got from T.R The Last Romantic was Brand s distaste for the earlier President Roosevelt He casts a kindlier eye on Teddy s relative Despite the ominous title, Brands portrays FDR as a true champion for social especially economic reforms, explaining in detail the machinations that led to t...


  4. says:

    Traitor to His Class The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is H.W Brands s 2008 biography of FDR and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Brands is a professor at the University of Texas and the author ofthan two dozen books including six presidential biographies His most recent biography Reagan The Life was published in 2015.This lengthy single volume biography of FDR is detailed, comprehensive and magis Traitor to His Class The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is H.W Brands s 2008 biography of FDR and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Brands is a professor at the University of Texas and the author ofthan two dozen books including six presidential biographies His most recent biography Reagan The Life was published in 2015.This lengthy single volume biography of FDR is detailed, comprehensive and magisterial It is organized into three major sections...


  5. says:

    The title implies that the book is going to be about FDR defying the social and financial elite from which he sprang Fortunately, I didn t let this narrow and negative title deter me because this turned out to be a comprehensive biography encompassing farthan the New Deal and devoting very little text to the traitor of his class concept.There arepages on FDR s relationship with Louis Howe, alone, than there is for his betrayal of his class The observations of FDR s relationsh The title implies that the book is going to be about FDR defying the social and financial elite from which he sprang Fortunately, I didn t let this narrow and negative title deter me because this turned out to be a comprehensive biography encompassing farthan the New Deal and devoting very little text to the traitor of his class concept.There arepages on FDR s relationship with Louis Howe, alone, than there is for his betrayal of his class The observations of FDR s relationship with Uncle Teddy, Eleanor and Mother Sara are in the context of family and politics, not a betrayal of values There is little mention of the Astors, Vanderbilts or other prominent families of the era If there is a statement on class it is that FDR is a not so rich outsider among the very elite.Throughout the book Brand demonstrates an FDR style It holds for the press, staff, and fellow politicians as well as with Churchill and Stalin Roosevelt characteristically gives them wh...


  6. says:

    Brand s Traitor to His Class is a highly fact filled read on the political life of FDR While the title suggests aanalytical approach, it is in fact a highly narrative one Brand focuses a great deal on FDR during the New Deal period and less so on the WW2 period Clearly this period was the one in which FDR was considered a traitor to his upper class roots but as Brand correctly shows, once the war began, FDR turned away from labor and towards big business While this switch from Dr N Brand s Traitor to His Class is a highly fact filled read on the political life of FDR While the title suggests aanalytical approach, it is in fact a highly narrative one Brand focuses a great deal on FDR during the New Deal period and less so on the WW2 period Clearly this period was the one in which FDR was considered a traitor to his upper class roots but as Brand correctly shows, once the war began, FDR turned away from labor and towards big business While this ...


  7. says:

    I started off reading this book then switched to the listening to the CD version on a trip to Idaho My husband and I really got hooked on it Mark Deakins is a skilled reader who did an excellent job of holding our interest on a book that lasts for 37 hours and 11 minutes Listening to Deakins read is better than simply reading the book After I d heard a few hours, I never went back to the physical book FDR was a really remarkable man who was a lotcomplex than I understood Where to eve I started off reading this book then switched to the listening to the CD version on a trip to Idaho My husband and I really got hooked on it Mark Deakins is a skilled reader who did an e...


  8. says:

    What drew me to this book was the title, Traitor to His Class I had just finished reading a book of letters from The Great Depression and was fascinated about class in America in that era and the double edge sword of pride which kept people from seeking the help they needed until it was too late With no knowledge other than the fact my dad liked the book, I borrowed it from him, excited to learn about how a man of privilege became a radical voice for poor and labor.Here s the thing I don What drew me to t...


  9. says:

    Written with a full appreciation of Roosevelt s accomplishments and a frank understanding of his flaws, Traitor to His Class is an engrossing read The chief burden of the book is to explain how a man of Roosevelt s class and privilege could have become so firm a supporter of ordinary men and women, and so visionary an architect of American internationalism Part I Swimming to Health 1882 1928 covers the early period, right up to his becoming the Governor of New York Part II The Soul of th Written with a full appreciation of Roosevelt s accomplishments and a frank understanding of his flaws, Traitor to His Class is an engrossing read The chief burden of the book is to explain how a man of Roosevelt s class and privilege could have become so firm a supporter of ordinary men and women, and so visionary an architect of American internationalism Part I Swimming to Health 1882 1928 covers the early period, right up to his becoming the Governor of New York Part II The Soul of the Nation 1929 1937 traces his path to the Pr...


  10. says:

    This is a straight forward biography of Franklin Roosevelt I liked it because it stuck mostly to chronological reporting and only occasionally went out of order to pick up an important theme Brands is really good at this kind of writing I look forward to reading his works on B Franklin A Jackson.As I was reading this I began to watch The Waltons first season DVD It was interesting to see the impact of FDR on these people, from his picture in the homes to the blue eagle i...

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