FDR and The New Deal For Beginners by Paul Buhle, Sabrina Jones & Harvey Pekar

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A profusely illustrated, popularly-written volume with original comic art, FDR and the New Deal For Beginners will shed new light upon a story now regaining visibility thanks to the recent economic crisis and prominent reformer, President Obama, in the White House.

The history of the precedent-making FDR administration through the bitter economic depression, with expansive programs empowering artists and working people, comes alive as the grandest social experiment in the history of American democracy. For the first time, the lives of the president, the first lady and the ordinary people of the time will be seen through an inventive comic narrative accompanying historic illustrations and a sympathetic but not uncritical text.


About Paul Buhle, Sabrina Jones & Harvey Pekar

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Paul Buhle is a retired senior lecturer of history and American civilization at Brown University, a Distinguished Lecturer at the Organization of American Historians and American Studies Association, the founder of Radical America magazine, and the founder and former director of New York University's Oral History of the American Left archive. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Will Eisner Award for The Art of Harvey Kurtzman. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris Hutchinson is a teacher, an artist, and a designer of General Strike Comics, which seeks to use art as a weapon to advance the class struggle. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut.
Published July 20, 2010 by For Beginners. 160 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The incredibly farsighted and productive presidential career of Roosevelt is handled in smart, dramatic fashion in this long-overdue addition to Steerforth's impressive "For Beginners" line of introductions to concepts, thinkers, and historical events.

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