Happy Days Are Here Again by Steven Neal
The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--and How America Was Changed Forever

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Political conventions in years past were more than pep rallies for preselected candidates -- they were suspenseful, no-holds-barred battles for the nomination. In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who would become one of America's most beloved presidents, was far from a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination at the party's convention in Chicago. Using new sources of information, award-winning reporter Steve Neal weaves the compelling story of how FDR finally got the nod along with the personalities of the day who influenced the decision, including Joseph P. Kennedy, Al Smith, Huey Long, and William Randolph Hearst.


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Steve Neal, a longtime political columnist for the "Chicago Sun Times", is the author of ten books, including "Harry and Ike: The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World", "Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell L. Willkie", and "Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman". Mr. Neal died in February 2004.
Published May 14, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 386 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Roosevelt weathered their opposition, as well as that of the party leadership and a cabal of plotters back home, while stumbling to find the winning position on such complicated national issues as Prohibition, which he supported even as, according to a 1932 poll, “73.5 percent of the American pub...

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How could you have a president who was in such questionable health, asked politicians, planting the seeds of doubt in voters' minds, pointing to the spate of recent presidents who suffered catastrophically: Wilson's stroke, Harding's heart attack, Cleveland's secret cancer operation.

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