Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy 131st Birthday, FDR!

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal By William E. LeuchtenburgToday in 1882, our 32nd and longest-serving President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was born. To honor the occasion, Kenneth C. Davis, historian and author of Don't Know Much About the American Presidents, has written a blog post on why he believes Roosevelt was the most influential American President. “Whether you like it or not,” Davis writes, Roosevelt’s “New Deal” transformed the country, and his call for a “social safety net” remains at the heart of American political debate today.  

If you’re interested in learning more about Roosevelt’s profound legacy, we are proud to have a true classic on our list, William E. Leuchtenburg’s Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, hailed as “the best one-volume study of Franklin D. Roosevelt” by the Chicago Sun Times.

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