Traitor to His Class
- The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Narrated by: Patrick Egan
- Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-04-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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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.
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By Craig on 09-30-11
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This account is superficial history, and even superficial biography. That is, if one has a passing knowledge of the Depression and the Second War, one gains little. The best moment, was learning of Keynes's counsel to Roosevelt on how to handle "businessmen." Very droll: "Treat them not as wolves and tigers, but as domestic animals by nature." And more of the same.
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