Thursday, June 9, 2011

The New Deal

Another option is the second book, The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, in Schlesinger's series, The Age of Roosevelt, especially given that Social Security and other programs born out of his administration are coming under fire from Republicans.  There is also Leuchtenburg's book, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal: 1932-1940.  Love the 1963 cover.


  1. Another interesting book by Schlesinger,

    The Imperial Presidency,

  2. Of the three books above, Leuchtenburg is available and only through loan from a suburban high school. I wonder if that school will be open this summer (?).

    Remember a while ago when we discussed the possibility of discussing this:

    Walt Whitman's America : a cultural biography by David S. Reynolds

    I meant to read it a while ago but only managed a portion of it. In fact, I also suggested that we consider reading "Leaves of Grass'' which is something I tried but somehow couldn't quite make heads or tales about it.

  3. Hard to believe Schlesinger's books aren't available through your library. Those are classics.

    I was tempted by the Whitman biography when it came out, but we settled on Emerson.