The Plots Against the President

The Plots Against the President

FDR, A Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right

Book - 2012
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An assessment of the political and physical dangers faced by the newly elected President Roosevelt in 1933 profiles such adversaries as would-be assassin Giuseppe Zangara and populist demagogues Huey Long and Charles Coughlin.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781608190898
Characteristics: x, 272 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Popular Reading Collection.


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Feb 22, 2014

An incredible book, easily 10 stars. Ms. Denton has performed sterling research, presenting factual information which many, if not most, Americans will be unaware of. I think Ms. Denton conveys the most important testimony (by J.P. Morgan, Jr., pp. 130-133) elicited by Ferdinand Pecora in 1933, than Mr. Perino writes about in his book on Pecora (The Hellhound of Wall Street). I admit to my own ignorance of the wealthy background Douglas MacArthur came from (his uncle was JP Morgan partner, Edward Stotesbury, worth over $100 million). This is a stunningly great book! (I was taken aback to learn Ms. Denton had a fellowship, at one time, at the Hoover Institution; usually the bastion of righwingers and religionists.) Extremely highly recommened to people who wish to understand what is taking place today (and to understand the lasting effect of old money: du Pont was one of the Wall Street interests behind the attempted coup, just as they funded the American Enterprise Institute and closer to the present, Gingrich's Contract On America back in the 1990s). [Compare and contrast this book and scholarly research with Annie Jacobsen's horrible Operation Paperclip - - either rotten research on Jacobsen's part, or disingenuous information provided to the reader.]

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