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Nothing to Fear by Adam Cohen
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Sep 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: xxx50-books-in-2009, non-fiction, xxx2009fall-challenge
Read in September, 2009

FDR got advice from his agriculture secretary Henry Wallace, presidential aide Raymond Moley, budget director Lewis Douglas, labor secretary Frances Perkins and Civil Works Administration director Harry Hopkins.
If you love women's history or are any kind of feminist go right to the part about Perkins. I loved that part. There was a lot of detail, which unfortunately means that there was a lot of detail about the other four characters which engendered less enthusiasm. These characters did not work together and were often in conflict, so I suppose I actually got to see the whole picture. Not sure how much I really wanted to see the whole picture, but the in depth look at Perkins made the rest worthwhile.

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