The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

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$18.00
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
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Pages
304
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451691443
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About the Author

Harvey J. Kaye is Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the author of Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, and Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Reviews

"Harvey Kaye is the Indiana Jones of American historians. He claws his way into the past and returns with lost treasures. The Fight for the Four Freedoms is great history, as we've come to expect from Kaye. It tells a story that cannot be forgotten, of a visionary president and the generation he inspired to renew America and save the world. But it is, as well, a roadmap that can get this country off its long detour and back on the path FDR charted toward that freer, more equal and democratic America."--John Nichols, Washington Correspondent, The Nation
"The Fight for The Four Freedoms reminds us that victory in World War II was measured not just in the defeat of America's enemies, but also in securing the great progressive legacy of Franklin Roosevelt and the Greatest Generation: freedom from fear and want, freedom of speech and religion. As Kaye forcefully demonstrates, to safeguard, indeed broaden these freedoms is a challenge handed down to each later generation. This is a book by a patriot who invites his readers to share, to remember, to act and to be unafraid."--William vanden Heuvel, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Founder and Chair Emeritus, The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
"Timely and inspiring"--Lynn Parramore, Senior Editor, AlterNet
"[A] rousing and readable history cum manifesto....In Kaye's fierce vision, the Four Freedoms are not only a corrective lens through which to assess recent American history but also a vital promise, an urgent challenge, and a way forward."--Rachel Cox "Washington Independent Review of Books. "
"No one has ever loved a nation more or spanked it harder for straying from its premise than Harvey Kaye. Read The Fight for the Four Freedoms. It contains the historical truths that will set America free."--Norman Lear, TV Writer-Producer; Founder People for the American Way
"Harvey Kaye has done it again. The Fight for the Four Freedoms reaches back into history - to Franklin Roosevelt's vision of a truly just and fair America - for inspiration about how we can re-imagine a progressive future. Just as he did with his important work on Thomas Paine, Kaye shows how the victories and defeats of the 1930s and 1940s - the struggle of our parents and grandparents - contain the bricks and straw for rebuilding democracy. Once again, he tells a spirited story written for you and me."--Bill Moyers
"A spirited call to remember and act on the original progressive intent of Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms."--Kirkus
"If you believe America desperately needs a great surge of democracy in the face of fierce opposition from reactionary and corporate forces, then remembering and reviving the spirit of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died 69 years ago this week, is in order."--Moyers & Company
"Kaye's book will stir its intended audience, while illustrating what astute politicians and historians recognize: Political struggle is as much a battle over our past as it is over our present and future."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] marvelous history lesson."--The Oklahoman
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