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The Forgotten Man
A New History of the Great Depression
Amity Shlaes

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by veteran economic and foreign policy journalist Amity Shlaes is a historical reevaluation of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and the American economic recovery from the Great Depression during the 1930s. Shlaes offers a popular history of the New Deal through a series of characters including FDR and the young, idealistic academics who made up his brain trust, as well as prominent businessman and 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie, who lost to FDR in a landslide election...

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by veteran economic and foreign policy journalist Amity Shlaes is a historical reevaluation of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and the American economic recovery from the Great Depression during the 1930s. Shlaes offers a popular history of the New Deal through a series of characters including FDR and the young, idealistic academics who made up his brain trust, as well as prominent businessman and 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie, who lost to FDR in a landslide election...