The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 432
Cover Price: $ 16.00

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In this dramatic and authoritative account, the author shows how Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his famous "fear itself" speech and the first 100 days in office to lift the country from despair and paralysis and transform the American presidency. Starting with his decisive response to the banking crisis to his introduction of the main outlines of his New Deal program, FDR moves with unprecedented speed to address the unprecedented crisis in America.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt overcame polio to become president during the Great Depression and World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that he would deliver a New Deal, which became the name for his anti-Depression programs.