The New Deal: A Modern History

Michael Hiltzik (Author)
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In this bold reevaluation of a decisive moment in American history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Hiltzik dispels decades of accumulated myths and misconceptions to capture its origins, its legacy, and its genius.

In this bold reevaluation of a decisive moment in American history, Michael Hiltzik dispels decades of accumulated myths and misconceptions about the New Deal to capture with clarity and immediacy its origins, its legacy, and its genius.

Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
May 08, 2012
Pages
497
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.5 X 9.0 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439154496
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About the Author

Michael Hiltzik is a journalist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam. He received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Reviews

"Makes fascinating reading for a nation facing many of the same problems it confronted, and conquered, 80 years ago." -Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mr. Hiltzik presents the New Deal as an adventure made all the more thrilling by the uncertainty of its outcome--'a work in progress from its beginning to end'--and one that sustained democracy by keeping America from social and economic collapse."--The Wall Street Journal
"Hiltzik gives a thrilling sense of the sweaty, seamy personal side of politics...the extent to which the various provisions of the New Deal were a non-ideological improvisation, hectic, driven, often fizzling and failing. Yet the big picture effects were swift and direct: 11.5 million people were unemployed in 1932; 6.2 million at the end of 1938. Pertinent, timely." --Los Angeles Times
"A sweeping, lively survey... [written] with panache and skill...A timely, well-executed overview of the program that laid the foundation for the modern progressive state."--Kirkus Reviews
"Terrific, energetically written and eminently readable....narrated with vigorous prose, a clear-sighted appreciation of just what motivated FDR and his allies, and a modern understanding of what they actually accomplished. And unlike the doorstop histories, you'll finish it quickly enough to be left wishing for more." --Mother Jones