Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945: With a New Afterword (Oxford Paperbacks) 2nd Edition
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"A dazzling narrative...elegant...history on the grandest scale, embracing a world-wide cast of characters and all the continents....All the heroes and villains of the day before yesterday are alive again in these pages--particularly Churchill, Stalin, DeGaulle, and Chiang."--New York Times Book
"A book that will become a landmark in its field, indispensable to scholars and critical to our understanding of American foreign policy."--The New Republic
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From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 25, 1995)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 688 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0195097327
- ISBN-13 : 978-0195097320
- Item Weight : 1.48 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.56 x 5.3 x 1.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,019,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For anyone interested in FDR's foreign policy I highly recommend this classic by Dallek, along with Conrad Black's masterpiece "Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom," Burns's "Soldier of Freedom," Langer's "The Challenge to Isolation," Greenfield's "America's Strategy in World War II," Kimball's "The Juggler" and Gerhard Weinberg's excellent "A World at Arms," which emphasizes the diplomatic and political aspects.
Top reviews from other countries
Happily, the rest (i.e. the majority) of the content is devoted to foreign policy and relations during the `Dark Valley', the entry and conduct of WW2, including the President's prolonged struggle with isolationists in Congress and the House. As can be expected from Robert Dallek the right amount of detail is presented and, the writing style maintains interest.
The book concludes with an analysis of the FDR presidency. The negative aspects of FDR's time in office, such as his use of domestic wiretaps and failure to provide more assistance to Europe's jews are weighed with his considerable achievements. The conclusion is, unsurprisingly, largely positive although the author acknowledges that the nature of the man and his motives remain, as he in life intended, resistant to a definative understanding.