Henry Morgenthau, Jr.

The Remarkable Life of FDR's Secretary of the Treasury
Product Number: EB00730528
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781632209443
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

A fascinating exploration of politics from the Great Depression through World War II as seen through the eyes of a Roosevelt technocrat. When the US stock market collapsed in 1928 and World War II broke out, the nation turned to Franklin D. Roosevelt and his secretary of the treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr., for leadership. This book explores the life of this native New Yorker. Born into a prominent Jewish family, Morgenthau became a controversial figure in politics. Although his contributions were integral to social, political, and economic milestones in American history, he grappled with his identity as an American Jew during the atrocities of WWII in Europe. This new biography offers a glimpse of the past and lessons for today. Author Herbert Levy offers an extensively researched life of this important American leader. From thorough research in the archives of Hyde Park to careful study of Morgenthau's letters, Levy delivers an in-depth account of the fascinating life of this remarkable man. This book explores the complex and oftentimes frustrating world in which Morgenthau was forced to live and illuminates his odyssey as a Roosevelt technocrat.

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Author(s): Herbert Levy
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2015

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