Fireside Chats: Radio Addresses to the American People 1933-1944
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Fireside Chats: Radio Addresses to the American People 1933-1944

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Between 1933 and 1944, President Franklin D Roosevelt used the new medium of radio to address the nation. During the Great Depression and the Second World War, Roosevelt spoke to Americans about his plans for economic recovery, the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and other topics. Contains the complete text of all thirty Fireside Chats.
Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Red and Black Publishers (first published September 1st 1995)
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Alyssa Alekseeva
The Fireside Chats are an excellent view into the political atmosphere of Great Depression and World War II era United States. One gets a feel for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's progressive and liberal points of view, which is always a positive: FDR himself often presented sound ideas, strongly leaning towards social democracy, seeming to be the most pronounced left-wing President in United States history.

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Mar 11, 2009 Angie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To anyone who wants to know more about the Great Depression & WWII, or American History in general
Recommended to Angie by: saw it in the bookstore
This short book of selections from FDR's Fireside Chats is really readable and very interesting. It was especially interesting reading what FDR said to the people about the Great Depression at the time, and comparing it to what the politicians have been saying about today's recession. Also comparing WWII with Iraq/Afghanistna was interesting. This book is easy to read & short, so really, if your American you really have no excuse not to have read this stuff.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms of office. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.

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