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The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
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Oct 12, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-book, american-history, non-fiction, public-library, history

An excellent book of American history. The author comes across as fair and even handed in her account of The Great Depression.
If you are on the left, you'll probably see FDR as a progressive visionary who laid the foundation of what is now our centralized federal government.
If you are on the right, as I, you'll probably cringe at FDR's heavy handed power grabs and realize that the current push towards socialism in our government has a long, sad history. It's interesting to see FDR in a journalistic, historical light without the rose-colored glasses he is looked at so often by people today.
Regardless of your political affiliation, this book is a worthwhile read of a pivotal time in our nation's history. It's not just about FDR, Amity Shlaes also covers many other interesting historical figures of the Depression Era.
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