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Supreme Power : Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court - Jeff Shesol

Supreme Power

Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

Paperback Published: 14th March 2011
ISBN: 9780393338812
Number Of Pages: 656

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Beginning in 1935, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of FDR'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.

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"One of the most eloquent historians of his generation, Jeff Shesol has a deep understanding of the presidency, and the interplay of politics, personalities, and principles, all of which he brings to life in this rich, remarkable book." -- President Bill Clinton

Introductionp. 1
Complete Controlp. 8
Storm Centerp. 24
Shortcutsp. 42
The Dying of the Lightp. 60
Heavy Bombardmentp. 74
The Golden Rulingp. 87
The Last Thin Linep. 107
Black Mondayp. 127
Opening Gunp. 147
Vigilantesp. 158
Slow Poisonp. 173
A Project of Great Importancep. 199
No-Man's-Landp. 218
Plans and Purposesp. 239
Warning Bellp. 259
Preserve, Protect, Defendp. 276
The Beginning of the End of Everythingp. 291
The First Wedgep. 307
Punch Drunkp. 336
The Real Mischiefp. 350
This New Roarp. 371
The Yieldingp. 392
Blood or Inkp. 416
The Switch in Timep. 429
Consentp. 444
Striking a Blow for Libertyp. 461
To Fight Against Godp. 479
Epilogue We Have Only Just Begun to Fightp. 501
Acknowledgmentsp. 531
Notesp. 535
Bibliographyp. 603
Indexp. 617
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ISBN: 9780393338812
ISBN-10: 0393338819
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 14th March 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1