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In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to George W. Bush
A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945 -- the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency.This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to ...more
Paperback, 413 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Cornell University Press
(first published August 31st 1983)
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A fascinating book about each president's search for a legacy in the wake of FDR. This was a text book for my political Science class "The Presidency" but I actually read it for my personal pleasure and was blown away by how much I learned and by what it must feel like to be in the President's shoes with all of the history to look back on.