An important addition to the Profiles in Power series, this critical biography looks at Franklin D. Roosevelt, the most dominant US politician of the 1930s and 1940s. Roosevelt led the United States through the two great crises of depression and the Second World War, making him one of the key figures of the twentieth century.
'...masterly biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt'
'This book is more digestible that its numerous competitors and would work well on a 20th-century history survey course or in specialist modules dealing with the New Deal era.'
THES, Nicholas Cull, 25th February 2005
'... Patrick Renshaw's study, though equally succinct, is much more substantial... The book is consistently perceptive on FDR's use of power, and deftly interweaves the public and the private.'
London Review of Books, 2 June 2005
Patrick Renshaw was as a journalist for seven years before a 30 year teaching career universities in Britain and America.
Preface 1. The Paradox of Power 2. The Power of Patrician upbringing, 1882-1911 3. Power in Albany and Washington, 1911-1921 4. The Flight to Regain Power, 1921-1929 5. Power as Governor, 1929-1933 6. Power, Banking, Agriculture and the New Deal 7. Power, industry and the New Deal, 1933-1935 8. Power and Reform, 1935-1937 9. Power at Home in Peace and War, 1937-1945 10. Power Abroad in Peace and War, 1933-1945 Conclusion Sex, Money and Power