FDR and His Enemies
by Albert Fried
Not since the Civil War was America so riven by conflict as it was during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. His bold initiatives and his willingness to break historic precedent in handling the Great Depression and the coming of World War II were challenged by giant figures of the era, powerful public men each with their own fierce constituencies. Albert Fried brings out...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 6th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
(first published July 1999)
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The author details how FDR faced down his most serious rivals during the 1930s. Fried is clearly in love with his thesaurus (fissiparous?), but if you can make your way past these showy displays of erudition, this is an interesting account of how Roosevelt outfoxed extremists on the left and right.