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May 2024
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In the vast literature about FDR, the author particularly recommends the first of James MacGregor Burns’s volumes on Roosevelt’s Presidency, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (Harcourt Brace, 1956); Frank Freidel’s Roosevelt: Launching the New Deal (Little, Brown, 1973), which is the fourth volume of his ongoing study; The Coming of the New Deal (Houghton Mifflin, 1959), which is the second volume of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s trilogy. Rexford G. Tugwell’s The Democratic Roosevelt (Doubleday, 1959); and the second volume of Kenneth S. Davis’s biography FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933–1937 (Random House, 1986). Leuchtenburg’s own books on this subject include Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932–1940 (Harper & Row, 1963), which won the Parkman and Bancroft prizes in 1964, and In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan (Cornell University Press, 1983).

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