Tag Archives: Franklin Roosevelt

Book Write-Up: Keynes Hayek, by Nicholas Wapshott

Nicholas Wapshott.  Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.  See here to buy the book. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek were economists who profoundly impacted the twentieth century, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Forgotten Man, by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes.  The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  HarperCollins, 2007. I enjoyed Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  Whereas her biography of Calvin Coolidge was rather heavy, her prose in … Continue reading

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Norman Thomas on the New Deal

In my post today about W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, I’ll talk about Socialist Norman Thomas’ views regarding President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. This will probably not be the last time that I discuss Norman Thomas’ views on … Continue reading

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Starting a Biography on Norman Thomas

I started Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, by W.A. Swanberg.  Norman Thomas was the Socialist Party’s candidate for President of the United States between 1928-1948. Why am I reading this book?  For a variety of reasons.  I became somewhat interested … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1

I started Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962.  This is the first volume of Ambrose’s trilogy about Richard Nixon.  I have two items for today’s post. 1.  Richard Nixon’s father, Frank, was quite opinionated.  In my first … Continue reading

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