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Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945

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Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and the U.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon Europe's Jews to th ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1979)
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Mikey B.
Jul 11, 2014 Mikey B. rated it it was amazing
An Excellent Account

An excellent account of U.S. foreign policy as waged by the great man Roosevelt. There are details in this book which are not found in others. Dallek is not regurgitating other writer's viewpoints.

All points are lucidly explained. For instance; Roosevelt's dealing's with Chaing Kai-shek and his cabinet member's, Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles...

The enormous opposition Roosevelt faced from isolationists is discussed at length. No one can doubt after reading this book, how short
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Mar 24, 2013 David Bates rated it really liked it
In his 1979 work Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1921 – 1945 Robert Dallek reviews the thirteen year record of the Roosevelt administration on foreign affairs. The survey is lengthy, but the method is simple: to reconceptualize Roosevelt’s maneuvering on the international stage within the context of public and congressional opinion. Tracing Roosevelt through his early years, Dallek portrays him as, at core, an idealistic internationalist. Deeply influenced by the collapse of p ...more
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Aug 21, 2009 Fee rated it really liked it
This was a crapper book. Meaning it was sitting on my toilet and took a while to finish. It was nicely divided into two sections, Post wwII and Pre wwII. I noticed that Obama has done some of the same moves as FDR using Hilary as a wild card, so if she pisses any country off, Obama can easily decline and say that bitch is crazy, she was trying to run the country after her defeat of trying to take my job and so forth. During WWII FDR had the same method of flipping cabinet members in the secretar ...more
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Robert Dallek is the author of 'Nixon and Kissinger', a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and 'An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963', among other books. His writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Vanity Fair. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as preside ...more
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