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Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

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Beginning in 1935, in a series of devastating decisions, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of Franklin Roosevelt's agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal but democracy itself that stood on trial. In February 1937, Roosevelt struck back with an audacious plan to expand the Court to fifteen justices—and to "pack" the new seats with liberals who shared his belief in a "living" Constitution.

The ensuing fight was a firestorm that engulfed the White House, the Court, Congress, and the nation. The final verdict was a shock. It dealt FDR the biggest setback of his political life, split the Democratic party, and set the stage for a future era of Republican dominance. Yet the battle also transformed America's political and constitutional landscape, hastening the nation's march into the modern world.

This brilliant work of history unfolds like a thriller, with vivid characters and unexpected twists. Providing new evidence and fresh insight, Jeff Shesol shows why understanding the Court fight is essential to understanding the presidency, personality, and legacy of FDR—and to understanding America at a crossroads in its history.

Synopsis:

In the years before World War II, Franklin Roosevelt's fiercest, most unyielding opponent was neither a foreign power nor "fear itself"—it was the U.S. Supreme Court. In this brilliant analysis of the president's battle with the Court, Jeff Shesol paints a vivid portrait of America at a crossroads in its history.

About the Author

Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400146444
Author:
Shesol, Jeff
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Foster, Mel
Read:
Foster, Mel
Narrated:
Foster, Mel
Author:
sol, Jeff
Author:
She
Author:
Foster, Mel
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Government - Judicial Branch
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Presidents
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1.5 lb
Media Run Time:
410

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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , In the years before World War II, Franklin Roosevelt's fiercest, most unyielding opponent was neither a foreign power nor "fear itself"—it was the U.S. Supreme Court. In this brilliant analysis of the president's battle with the Court, Jeff Shesol paints a vivid portrait of America at a crossroads in its history.
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