Beschloss, Michael R.


1st ed., 1980. 318 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 24 x 15cm. Sig. o/w Nr.FINE. Joseph Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt both hastened American shipbuilding in the First World War, threw themselves into the business civilization of the twenties, and joined in an uneasy alliance in national and international politics and global conflict. Kennedy became one of the world’s wealthiest men, but was overwhelmed in politics. Roosevelt, the nation’s only four-term president, lost large sums in business. Their political partnership declined from intimate friendship into mutual hostility. How did two men operate in these arenas with such vividly contrasting results? What brought them together in political alliance; what rent them apart? The author provides the answer by examining these ambitious men in terms of leadership.

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