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To Save a Nation: American Extremism, the New Deal & the Coming of World War II

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A brilliant study of the relationship between domestic politics and the shaping of foreign policy, showing how fascists, anti-Semites, and other right-wing extremists such as Father Coughlin the fascist radio priest, Dudley Pelley eccentric founder of the Silver Legion and Fritz Kuhn of the German-American Bund became unwitting allies of the Roosevelt administration in the ...more
Paperback, 2nd revised, 239 pages
Published August 28th 1992 by Ivan R. Dee, Publisher (Chicago) (first published 1973)
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Apr 03, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The era of the Great Depression and World War Two has always interested me as that was the time of my parents, grandparents and their friends, constant reference points to the broader culture. Of course, getting it from them and from the popular media was only a small, simplified and already virtually hagiographical part of the picture. Books around the fringes of the era have become of increasing interest as I've mastered the conventional stories.

Smith's To Save a Nation concerns the American r
Oct 14, 2011 Arline rated it really liked it

This was a Pulitzer Prize nominee. There is much in this book to digest.

Geoff is my friend from San Mateo High School. We were both on the school newspaper.

He received his bachelor's at University of California, Berkeley; master's from UC Santa Barbara and doctorate from Berkeley. Geoff taught at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN before accepting a professorship at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He taught U.S. History and Kinesiology. He he a lifelong basketball player and sports
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