Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Steve NealNjoyable history of the Democratic Party s Presidential nominating convention in 1932 As becomes obvious through 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 build up to the convention and the convention itself The high points of this book me were the descriptions and mini biographies of all of the key players I was generally aware of most of the names but knew very little about most of them This isn t a 5 star book in my opinion #largely because Neal goes a small bit overboard in describing the blow # because Neal goes a small bit overboard in describing the blow 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.
Al weaves the compelling story of how FDR inally got the nod along with the personalities of the dayAl weaves the compelling story of how FDR inally got the nod along with the personalities of the day influenced the decision including Joseph P Kennedy Al Smith Huey Long and William Randolph Hearst. Stolen Encounters with the Duchess from attendees at the 1932 Democratic Convention in Chicago Rooseveltaced the possibility of not being able to gather the Necessity Votes On The votes on the ballots thus opening up the splintering of his support and allowing the nomination to slip to anotherThe author describes each potential presidential candidate in depth and meticulously sketches a thorough picture of the political scene in 1932 We are privy to many of the battles both public and private
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I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK A SHOTthought I would give this book a shot was not disappointed The narrative is tight insightful and captures the I would give this book a shot I was not disappointed The narrative is tight insightful and captures the and excitement of the behind the scenes maneuvering that put FDR over the top on the ourth 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 games and compromise was likely to lead to action than the mess we have in
WASHINGTON TODAY THIS IS AN INSIGHTFULtoday This is an insightful about political process in general as well as a very good 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 Political conventions in years past were than pep rallies Mother to Be for preselected candidates they were suspenseful no holds barred battlesor the nomination In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt the man who would.