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In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama

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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.

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Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published March 13th 2015 by Cornell University Press
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Gilda Felt
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps being a bit biased, I didn’t believe that any of these men could not but be overshadowed by FDR before I read the book. Reading it has only reinforced my opinion. We’re given a term by term review of each succeeding presidency. A few of the men come close to fulfilling the promise of “another FDR.” But, truthfully, many of the men are lessened in my eyes because of the way they either try to denigrate FDR’s accomplishments, or, almost as bad, pretend that they are no longer relevant.

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