Roosevelt's Purge by Susan Dunn
How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party

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Susan Dunn tells the dramatic story of FDR’s unprecedented battle to drive his foes out of his party by intervening in Democratic primaries and backing liberal challengers to conservative incumbents.
 

About Susan Dunn

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Susan Dunn is a professor of French literature and the history of ideas at Williams College. She is the author most recently of The Death of Louis XIV: Regicide & the French political Imagination. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
 
Published May 7, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Dunn has written an engaging story of bare - knuck led political treachery that pits a president at the peak of his popularity against entrenched congressional leaders who didn't like where he was taking the country and their party.

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The voters may have liked their president, but they didn't want him picking their senator.

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