Evelt s rise to the American presidency and a BRIEF PASS OF HIS FOUR TERMS I COULD NOT pass of his four terms I could not but notice that it was all praises for Roosevelt But then I noticed that the author was a Democrat so I think that s why But I would have preferred a objective take like by xplaining that Roosevelt s New Deal did not really solve the Great Depression Author Steve Neal brings yesterday into today as he presents intricate details of how Franklin Delano today as he presents intricate details of how Franklin Delano won the Democratic Party nomination in 1932 Even though FDR possessed a clear majority of votes over his rivals party rules at that time reuired that a candidate must receive two thirds of the votes from attendees at the 1932 Democratic Convention in Chicago Roosevelt faced the possibility of not being able to gather the necessity votes on the opening ballots thus opening up the splintering of his support and allowing the nomination to slip to anotherThe author describes A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, each potential presidential candidate in depth and meticulously sketches a thorough picture of the political scene in 1932 We are privy to many of the battles both public and private One has to wonder at the thought process that would prompt politicians to debate whether or not the repeal of Prohibition should be part of the party platform at a time when we look back at thera and consider that the Great Depression should have overshadowed any other subjectsbut good ideas bad ideas they are all included in this interesting history of the political machinations that were necessary to give FDR a shot at the Presidency Five stars If you are looking for a book about the rise of Franklin D Roosevelt to his nomination in the Democratic Convention in 1932 you will be thoroughly disappointed with this book In fact if you are looking for anything about FDR and his run to becoming president. Become one of America's most beloved presidents was far from a shoo in for the Democratic nomination at the party's convention in Chicago Using new sources of information award winning reporter Steve Ne. Even if you re not a Roosevelt fan or admirer this book provides
detailed and comprehensive at The Shadow Reader early 20th Century politics and how a crucial time in American history came to be CompellingThis time in the history of a young child and her and her siblings survival was sad and shocking Her tenacity and will is so well written that Invisioned her struggles and sad and shocking Her tenacity and will is so well written that I Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies envisioned her struggles and along the way Historically speaking I was informed humanly speaking I was touched this is anxcellent account of the 1932 Democratic Convention The first half of the book has chapter length sketches of the major players many names lost to history The second half of the book deals with the wrangling and intrigue in getting FDR nominated far from a foregone conclusion What if McAdoo of California had not made it to the convention hall in time after his limo ran
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"out of gas "of gas the streets on Chicago hmmm This is very readable njoyable history of the Democratic Party s Presidential nominating convention in 1932 As becomes obvious through the course of the book FDR s nomination was no sure thing Neal takes the reader through the build up to the convention and the convention itself The high points of this book for me were the descriptions and mini biographies of all of the key players I was genera I bought the paperback dition of this book from Booksale last year for just twenty 20 Pesos Yes really It is an interesting account of the 1932 Democratic Party National Convention It was interesting to know that President Franklin Roosevelt s nomination as the party s candidate was not The Power Of A Choice easy and was not uickly in the bag It involved a lot of negotiation haggling orven bribery persuasion and creativity to persuade delegates and notable figures to throw their support behind RooseveltAlthough it was a decent narrative of President Roos. Political conventions in years past were than pep rallies for preselected candidates they were suspenseful no holds barred battles for the nomination In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt the man who would. .
In this book you will be disappointed Happy Days Are Here Again is about how broken up the Democratic Party was at the time and all of THE VARIOUS CANDIDATES THAT WERE RUNNING various candidates that were running FDR This book goes much in depth about the other candidates and their policies which helps paint a picture
all of the different platforms within the democrats at the time but fails to really delve that Although I might not have selected his book independently when it came up through Bookbub I was sufficiently interested to buy and read it And I learned a lot about a piece of history that I knew very little about I would have rated it higher but for the writing style It could have BEEN VERY SUSPENSEFUL AND EXCITING BUT very suspenseful and xciting but it read like an academic submission This was a great book that focused on the 1932 Democratic National Convention where FDR won the nomination for president The book focuses not only on FDR but all the other contenders that have long been lost in history which is one of the reasons why I liked this book In addition to all the interesting facts and research there were a great deal of pictures to bri Having njoyed Steve Neal s bio of Wendell Willkie I thought I would give this book a shot I was not disappointed The narrative is tight insightful and captures the tension and xcitement of the behind the scenes maneuvering that put FDR over the top on the fourth ballot Although to the modern reader some of the major political players of the time may seem like corrupt buffoons Cermak Huey Long the truth is that as strange as it may seem the political process of power games and compromise was likely to lead to action than the mess we have in Washington today This is an insightful book about political process in general as well as a very good period piece of a challenging time in American histor. Al weaves the compelling story of how FDR finally got the nod along with the personalities of the day who influenced the decision including Joseph P Kennedy Al Smith Huey Long and William Randolph Hearst.of all of the different platforms within the democrats at the time but fails to really delve that