EBOOK or PDF Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever
Having enjoyed Steve Neal s bio of Wendell Willkie I thought I would ive this book a shot I was not disappointed The narrative is tight insightful and captures the tension and excitement of the behind the scenes maneuvering
That Put FDR Over The Top On put FDR over the top on fourth ballot Although to the modern reader some of the major political players of the time may seem like corrupt buffoons Cermak Huey Long the truth is that as strange as it may seem the political process of power Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and Culture games and compromise was likely to lead to action than the mess we have in Washington today This is an insightful book about political process ineneral as well as a very ood period piece of a challenging time in American history Although I might not have selected his book independently when it came up through Bookbub I was sufficiently interested to buy and read it And I learned a lot about a piece of history that I knew very little about I would have rated it higher but for the writing style It could have been very suspenseful and exciting but instead it read like an academic submission Author Steve Neal brings yesterday into today as he presents intricate details of how Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the Democratic Party nomination in 1932 Even though FDR possessed a clear majority of votes over his rivals party rules at that time reuired that a candidate must receive two thirds of the votes from attendees at the 1932 Democratic Convention in Chicago Roosevelt faced the possibility of not being able to ather the necessity votes on the opening ballots thus opening up the splintering of his support and allowing the nomination to slip to anotherThe author describes each potential presidential candidate
depth and meticulously sketches a picture of the political scene in 1932 We are privy to many of the battles both public and private One has to wonder at the thought process that would prompt politicians to debate whether or not the repeal of Prohibition should be part of the party platform at a time when we look back This is very readable enjoyable history of the Democratic Party s Presidential nominating convention in 1932 As becomes obvious through. Political conventions in years past were than pep rallies for preselected candidates they were suspenseful no holds barred battles for the nomination In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt the man who would. .IN DEPTH AND METICULOUSLY SKETCHES A
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very difficult to keep track of all ofdifficult to keep track of all of names being thrown around Happy Days Are Here Again also spends uite a bit of time too much time in my opinion on the atmosphere of Chicago politics to the point where you begin to wonder what the oal of the book is The one and only highlight that I took away from this book was it does an excellent job of bringing away from this book was it does an excellent job of bringing reader into the confusing and crazy world of politicians All of the behind the scenes deals and wheeling and dealing by the various candidates and their staff was very interesting to follow along to and really makes one marvel at how FDR ained nomination at all I bought the paperback edition of this book from Booksale last year for just twenty 20 Pesos Yes really It is an interesting account of the 1932 Democratic Party National Convention It was interesting to know that President Franklin Roosevelt s nomination as the party s candidate was not easy and was not uickly in the bag It involved a lot of negotiation haggling or even bribery persuasion and creativity to persuade delegates and notable figures to throw their support behind RooseveltAlthough it was a decent narrative of President Roosevelt s rise to the American presidency and a brief pass of his four terms I could not help but notice that it was all praises for Roosevelt But then I noticed that the author was a Democrat so I think that s why But I would have preferred a objective take like by explaining that Roosevelt s New Deal did not really solve the Great Depression this is an excellent account of the 1932 Democratic Convention The first half of the book has chapter length sketches of the major players many names lost to history The second half of the book deals with the wrangling and intrigue in etting FDR nominated far from a foregone conclusion What if McAdoo of California had not made it to the convention hall in time after his limo ran out of as on the streets on Chicago hmmm Even if you re not a Roosevelt fan or admirer this book provides a detailed and comprehensive look at early 20th Century politics and how a crucial time in American history came to be. Al weaves the compelling story of how FDR finally ot the nod along with the personalities of the day who influenced the decision including Joseph P Kennedy Al Smith Huey Long and William Randolph Hearst. The course of the book FDR s nomination was no sure thing Neal takes the reader through the build up to the convention and the convention itself The high points of this book for me
Were The Descriptions And Mini Biographies Ofthe descriptions and mini biographies of of the key players i biographies of of the key players I enerally aware of most of the names
BUT KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT MOST OF THEM THISknew very little about most of them This t a 5 star book in my opinion largely because Neal Blue Guide goes a small bit overboard in describing the blow by blow of the convention itself Of course despite this the book isn t too long and as I indicated above is highly readable CompellingThis time in the history of a young child and her and her siblings survival was sad and shocking Her tenacity and will is so well written that I envisioned her struggles and triumphs along the way Historically speaking I was informed humanly speaking I was touched This was areat book that focused on the 1932 Democratic National Convention where FDR won the nomination for president The book focuses not only on FDR but all the other contenders that have long been lost in history which is one of the reasons why I liked this book In addition to all the interesting facts and research there were a reat deal of pictures to bring the convention and the people involved to lifeI definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in American politics and FDR If you are looking for a book about the rise of Franklin D Roosevelt to his nomination in the Democratic Convention in 1932 you will be thoroughly disappointed with this book In fact if you are looking for anything about FDR and his run to becoming president in this book you will be disappointed Happy Days Are Here Again is about how broken up the Democratic Party was at the time and all of the various candidates that were running against FDR This book oes much in depth about the other candidates and their policies which helps paint a picture of all of the different platforms within the democrats at the time but fails to really delve that much into FDR s In addition because of all of the different candidates in the running the book Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare gets very convoluted with all of the various names that had some hand in a candi. Become one of America's most beloved presidents was far from a shoo in for the Democratic nomination at the party's convention in Chicago Using new sources of information award winning reporter Steve Ne.