The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter writes a biography of Franklin Roosevelt’s life up to the beginning of his first term in the White House.  The book then chronicles in detail FDR’s first 100 days as president beginning in March 1933.  The description of these days includes plans and actions which provided a foundation for the national economic recovery.   Additionally, Alter provides insight into the complex personalities of both FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

RATING: * * * A good read
Reviewed by: Nancy J.

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One response to “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

  1. Jonathan Alter

    I’m so happy you liked it!!! Best, Jonathan Alter