万本电子书0元读

万本电子书0元读

顶部广告

The Defining Moment电子书

售       价:¥

45人正在读 | 0人评论 9.8

作       者:Jonathan Alter

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2006-10-31

字       数:72.5万

所属分类: 进口书 > 外文原版书 > 法律/政治/宗教

温馨提示:此类商品不支持退换货,不支持下载打印

为你推荐

  • 读书简介
  • 目录
  • 累计评论(0条)
  • 读书简介
  • 目录
  • 累计评论(0条)
This is the story of a political miracle—the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depression had caused a national breakdown. With the craft of a master storyteller, Jonathan Alter brings us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt magic. Facing the gravest crisis since the Civil War, FDR used his cagey political instincts and ebullient temperament in the storied first Hundred Days of his presidency to pull off an astonishing conjuring act that lifted the country and saved both democracy and capitalism. Who was this man? To revive the nation when it felt so hopeless took an extraordinary display of optimism and self-confidence. Alter shows us how a snobbish and apparently lightweight young aristocrat was forged into an incandescent leader by his domineering mother; his independent wife; his eccentric top adviser, Louis Howe; and his ally-turned-bitter-rival, Al Smith, the Tammany Hall street fighter FDR had to vanquish to complete his preparation for the presidency. “Old Doc Roosevelt” had learned at Warm Springs, Georgia, how to lift others who suffered from polio, even if he could not cure their paralysis, or his own. He brought the same talents to a larger stage. Derided as weak and unprincipled by pundits, Governor Roosevelt was barely nominated for president in 1932. As president-elect, he escaped assassination in Miami by inches, then stiffed President Herbert Hoover's efforts to pull him into cooperating with him to deal with a terrifying crisis. In the most tumultuous and dramatic presidential transition in history, the entire banking structure came tumbling down just hours before FDR's legendary “only thing we have to fear is fear itself” Inaugural Address. In a major historical find, Alter unearths the draft of a radio speech in which Roosevelt considered enlisting a private army of American Legion veterans on his first day in office. He did not. Instead of circumventing Congress and becoming the dictator so many thought they needed, FDR used his stunning debut to experiment. He rescued banks, put men to work immediately, and revolutionized mass communications with pioneering press conferences and the first Fireside Chat. As he moved both right and left, Roosevelt's insistence on "action now" did little to cure the Depression, but he began to rewrite the nation's social contract and lay the groundwork for his most ambitious achievements, including Social Security. From one of America's most respected journalists, rich in insights and with fresh documentation and colorful detail, this thrilling story of presidential leadership—of what government is for—resonates through the events of today. It deepens our understanding of how Franklin Delano Roosevelt restored hope and transformed America. The Defining Moment will take its place among our most compelling works of political history.
目录展开

Cover

Colophon

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Contents

Author’s Note

PrologueSunday, March 5, 1933

Part One Lightweight Steel

Chapter One Security

Chapter Two “My Boy Franklin”

Chapter Three “Miss Nancy”

Chapter Four Eleanor and Sara

Chapter Five Dilettante

Chapter Six “The Medieval Gnome”

Chapter Seven The Operator

Chapter Eight The “Ghastly Affliction”

Chapter Nine Warm Springs Dress Rehearsal

Chapter Ten “I’ve Got to Be It Myself”

Part Two The Ascent: 1932

Chapter Eleven “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”

Chapter Twelve “This Doesn’t Go for Above the Neck”

Chapter Thirteen “Try Something” for “the Forgotten Man”

Chapter Fourteen The Brain Trust

Chapter Fifteen The Hair-Splitter

Chapter Sixteen The “Corkscrew Candidate”

Chapter Seventeen Off the Reservation

Chapter Eighteen Flight to Chicago

Chapter Nineteen The Bonus Army

Chapter Twenty The Trial of Jimmy Walker

Chapter Twenty-one “Hang Hoover!”

Part Three The Crisis: Winter 1933

Chapter Twenty-two The Perfect Foil

Chapter Twenty-three Under the Mattress

Chapter Twenty-four “Wooden Roof” and Other Cabinetry

Chapter Twenty-five Nearly Martyred in Miami

Chapter Twenty-six “Damn the Secretary”

Chapter Twenty-seven “Gabriel Over the White House”

Chapter Twenty-eight The Hairy Hand

Chapter Twenty-nine Reluctant First Lady

Chapter Thirty “Like Hell I Will!”

Part Four The Hundred Days

Chapter Thirty-one “Fear Itself”

Chapter Thirty-two The Consecration

Chapter Thirty-three “An Injection of Adrenalin”

Chapter Thirty-four “Action Now”

Chapter Thirty-five That Temperament

Chapter Thirty-six Holiday Spirit

Chapter Thirty-seven “Surpassing Charm”

Chapter Thirty-eight That Voice

Chapter Thirty-nine “The Chief Croupier”

Chapter Forty Roosevelt’s “Tree Army”

Chapter Forty-one The Blue Eagle

Coda Social Security

Epilogue “Dr. New Deal”

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

About the Author

累计评论(0条) 0个书友正在讨论这本书 发表评论

发表评论

发表评论,分享你的想法吧!

买过这本书的人还买过

读了这本书的人还在读

回顶部