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Title:
In the shadow of FDR : from Harry Truman to George W. Bush
Author:
Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward), 1922-
Edition:
Third edition, revised and newly updated.
Publication Information:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xii, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801439186

9780801487378
Format :
Book

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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 Bill Clinton's presidency, including possible parallels between Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt. Concluding with an analysis of the 2000 presidential campaign, William E. Leuchtenburg assesses the influence FDR's legacy is likely to continue to have in the new century.


Summary

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 Bill Clinton's presidency, including possible parallels between Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt. Concluding with an analysis of the 2000 presidential campaign, William E. Leuchtenburg assesses the influence FDR's legacy is likely to continue to have in the new century.


Author Notes

Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University.

Leuchtenburg is an expert on twentieth-century U.S. political history, especially the era of the New Deal. His book Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932--1940 (1963) won both the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Born in Ridgewood (Queens), New York, William Leuchtenburg is currently William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Cornell University and at Columbia University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1951. After teaching briefly at Smith College and Harvard University, he began a 30-year tenure on the faculty at Columbia, where he became De Witt Clinton Professor of American History in 1971. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Historians, and most recently (1991) the American Historical Association. He has also been Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University.

Leuchtenburg is an expert on twentieth-century U.S. political history, especially the era of the New Deal. His book Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932--1940 (1963) won both the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1 Harry Trumanp. 1
2 First Republican Interlude: Dwight D. Eisenhowerp. 41
3 John F. Kennedyp. 63
4 Lyndon B. Johnsonp. 121
5 Second Republican Interlude: Richard Nixon and Gerald Fordp. 161
6 Jimmy Carterp. 177
7 Ronald Reaganp. 209
8 Waiting for Franklin D.p. 236
Sourcesp. 301
Notesp. 309
Indexp. 397
Prefacep. vii
1 Harry Trumanp. 1
2 First Republican Interlude: Dwight D. Eisenhowerp. 41
3 John F. Kennedyp. 63
4 Lyndon B. Johnsonp. 121
5 Second Republican Interlude: Richard Nixon and Gerald Fordp. 161
6 Jimmy Carterp. 177
7 Ronald Reaganp. 209
8 Waiting for Franklin D.p. 236
Sourcesp. 301
Notesp. 309
Indexp. 397

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