On election night 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sitting on top of the political world. Within a year, two seismic events would transform the political landscape. A nationwide outbreak of labor unrest, particularly the spread of a new and potent union weapon, the sit-down strike, and FDR's launching of a scheme to overhaul the Supreme Court would combine to generate a fierce public backlash that tarnished Roosevelt's mystique and drained the lifeblood from the New Deal. This is the engrossing story that Robert Shogan relates so compellingly in Backlash.
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Robert Shogan has also written The Double-Edged Sword, The Fate of the Union, Hard Bargain, Riddle of Power, Bad News, Constant Conflict, and The Battle of Blair Mountain. A former prizewinning national political correspondent for Newsweek and Los Angeles Times, he now lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Shogan offers a fresh perspective. . . . [His] book succinctly reminds us of what was, and what might have been. -- Stanley Kutler Shogan's probing narrative demonstrates that the tumultuous events of the Roosevelt presidency had consequences that are still felt today. -- Patrick Maney Every aspiring politician, historian, and journalist should read this book. -- Nick Kotz Robert Shogan recaptures a pivotal moment in the history of American liberalism. . . . A fast-paced and thoughtful account. -- Alonzo L. Hamby Shogan's compelling narrative is politically as timely as tomorrow's headlines. -- Mark Shields Required reading. . . . American history and underlying political influences come to life in a vivid account. * California Bookwatch * Long on evidence, short and sweet on analysis, this is excellent narrative history. * Booklist * Shogan's study is lively, fair-minded, well documented, and unusually accessible. * Library Journal * Insightful. * Publishers Weekly *
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