In the Shadow of FDR

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

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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. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FER for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation. Book jacket.

Author Biography

William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Hill. Among his many books is Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940, for which he was awarded the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. At the architect's request, Leuchtenburg provided the majority of the quotations for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Harry Trumanp. 1
First Republican Interlude: Dwight D. Eisenhowerp. 41
John F. Kennedyp. 63
Lyndon B. Johnsonp. 121
Second Republican Interlude: Richard Nixon and Gerald Fordp. 161
Jimmy Carterp. 177
Ronald Reaganp. 209
Waiting for Franklin D.p. 236
Twilightp. 277
p. 299
Epiloguep. 313
Sourcesp. 317
Notesp. 325
Indexp. 417
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