The revealing story of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe Kennedy, and a political alliance that changed history, from a New York Times–bestselling author. When Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932, he gained the support of Joseph Kennedy, a little-known businessman with Wall Street connections. Instrumental in Roosevelt’s victory, their partnership began a longstanding alliance between two of America’s most ambitious power brokers. Kennedy worked closely with FDR as the first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and later as ambassador to Great Britain. But at the outbreak of World War II, sensing a threat to his family and fortune, Kennedy lobbied against American intervention—putting him in direct conflict with Roosevelt’s intentions. Though he retreated from the spotlight to focus on the political careers of his sons, Kennedy’s relationship with Roosevelt would eventually come full circle in 1960, when Franklin Roosevelt Jr. campaigned for John F. Kennedy’s presidential win. With unprecedented access to Kennedy’s private diaries as well as firsthand interviews with Roosevelt’s family and White House aides, New York Times–bestselling author Michael Beschloss—called “the nation’s leading presidential historian” by Newsweek—presents an insightful study in contrasts. Roosevelt, the scion of a political dynasty, had a genius for the machinery of government; Kennedy, who built his own fortune, was a political outsider determined to build a dynasty of his own. From the author of The Conquerors and Presidential Courage, this is a “fascinating account of the complex, ambiguous relationship of two shrewd, ruthless, power-hungry men” (The New York Times Book Review).
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Considers H.J. Res. 1207, to transfer title to the library to be built at Cambridge, Mass., from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Inc., to GSA.
Most scholars and pundits today view Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy as aggressive liberal leaders, while viewing Schlesinger’s famous histories of their presidencies as celebrations of their steadfast progressive leadership. A more careful reading of Schlesinger’s work demonstrates that he preferred an ironic political outlook emphasizing the virtues of restraint, patience, and discipline. For Schlesinger, Roosevelt and Kennedy were liberal heroes and models as much because they respected the constraints on their power and ideals as because they tested traditional institutions and redefined the boundaries of presidential power. Aggressive liberalism involves the use of inspirational rhetoric and cunning political tactics to expand civil liberties and insure economic equality. Schlesinger’s emphasis on the crucial role that irony has played and should play in liberalism poses a challenge to the aggressive liberalism advocated by liberal activists, political thinkers, and pundits. That his counsel was grounded in conservative insights as well as liberal values makes it accessible to leaders across the political spectrum.
Chronicles the life of the Kennedy patriarch, including his childhood, courtship of Rose Fitzgerald, Hollywood involvements, time as ambassador to Great Britain, dealings with Al Capone, and affair with Gloria Swanson.
Seligman describes the activities of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), a federal regulatory agency, from its establishment during the years of the Depression up to the end of the Nixon Administration in 1977. Discusses its contributions -- the elimination of anticompetitive practices in the stock markets, reduction of securities fraud through corporate disclosure and enforcment programs, regulation and restructuring of the public utilities industry. Also covers the influence and contributions of SEC Chairmen, who have included Joseph Kennedy, William O. Douglas, James Landis, William Carey and Manuel Cohen.
Now revised and fully updated, this "definitive Kennedy biography" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) includes exclusive, previously unknown information on the Palm Beach scandal, the newest revelations on the JFK and RFK assassinations, as well as the latest on America's most notorious family. The author is first cousin to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
Recounts the Congressional primary race in Massachusetts eighth district for Tip O'Neill's seat
The student of contemporary American public address, rhetorical criticism, and persuasion needs two fundamental kinds of original materials upon which to build a successful mastery of these disciplines. I believe that the student can begin to study these disciplines by scrutinizing texts of speeches. But which speeches should one study? From many useful criteria, I chose two that somewhat overlap. First, I selected significant or standard political speakers. I make the word "political" go beyond mere party politics and use the word in its original and wider Greek sense of the polis: the concerns of the state. Second, I selected speeches which can be treated as examples of advocacy or debate on important issues of the American polis. -- pg. xi.
Reviews Kennedy's life, family background, and campaign for the presidency and assesses the course of domestic and foreign affairs during his administration
The Presidents Men White House Assistants of Franklin D Roosevelt Harry S Truman Dwight D Eisenhower John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson
- Author : Patrick Anderson
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1968
- Genre : Presidents
- Pages : 420
- ISBN : UOM:39015002667163
A biography of the thirty-fifth President recalling his childhood, his experiences during World War II, and his successful drive for the Presidency.
These volumes are an annotated collection of documents covering Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. His direct handling of diplomatic relations is shown in letters, memoranda, and notes that passed between the White House and the State Deparment and other departments, the correspondence with ambassadors and other American representatives abroad, heads of foreign states and their representatives, and also exchanges with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and other Congressional committees. It includes not only foreign relations but also the domestic background of these matters. --Publisher description.
- Author : Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1969
- Genre : United States
- Pages : 530
- ISBN : 0883542072