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FDR Goes to War|Burton W. Folsom
FDR Goes to War : How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America
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From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, an "eye-opening" (National Review) expos of FDR's destructive wartime policies.

WAS FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT REALLY A GREAT WARTIME LEADER, AS HISTORIANS ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY ASSERT?

The acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, called "eye-opening" by the National Review, exposes the negative impact of FDR's destructive wartime legacy on America's economic and foreign policies today.

History books tell us the World War II economy was a boon, ending the Great Depression thanks to massive government spending. But the skyrocketing national debt, food rations, crippling taxes, and labor strikes of the time tell a story that is hardly the stuff of recovery. Instead, Roosevelt's poor judgment and confused management left Congress with a devastating fiscal mess after the final bomb was dropped and ushered in a new era of imperialism for the executive branch. In this provocative book, Burton W. Folsom and Anita Folsom make a stunning case that will force America to take a second look at one of its most complicated presidents.

  • ISBN-13: 9781439183243
  • ISBN-10: 1439183244
  • Publisher: Threshold Ed
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 6.12 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds
  • Page Count: 384