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I have listened to audiobooks for years and, sadly, this was the most difficult to get through. It was written like a research paper but an 11 hour one. I would not do it again.
Would you listen to By Order of the President again? Why?
maybe i would, to examine the fine details
Who was your favorite character and why?
FDR, the complexity of his role.
What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Japanese Americans internment
Any additional comments?
This book opens the view to FDR relation with the Japanese Americans and Japanese Americans internment during the second world war.
The early chapter describe the early years of FDR and how his relation with the Navy, his uncle, president Theodor Roosevelt, and other oriental friends shaped his view of the Japanese Americans community.
Later in the book, the internment itself is discussed. It is very enlisting to see his connection to the security needs from one side, the political pressures he had to endure regarding the internment and his own racial views. The books also show a bit of the tight connection between FDR and his wife Eleanor. How her more human rights side effected his own.
To conclude – very enlightening book.