The Resource Frank and Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party, Terry Golway

Frank and Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party, Terry Golway

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Frank and Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party
Title
Frank and Al
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FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party
Statement of responsibility
Terry Golway
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Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring story of an unlikely political partnership--between a to-the-manor-born Protestant and a Lower East Side Catholic--that transformed the Democratic Party and led to the New Deal In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Democratic Party was bitterly split between its urban machines--representing Catholics and Jews, ironworkers and seamstresses, from the tenements of the northeast and Midwest--and its populists and patricians, rooted in the soil and the Scriptures, enforcers of cultural, political, and religious norms. The chasm between the two factions seemed unbridgeable. But just before the Roaring Twenties, Al Smith, a proud son of the Tammany Hall political machine, and Franklin Roosevelt, a country squire, formed an unlikely alliance that transformed the Democratic Party. Smith and FDR dominated politics in the most-powerful state in the union for a quarter-century, and in 1932 they ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting off one of the great feuds in American history. The relationship between Smith and Roosevelt is one of the most dramatic untold stories of early 20th Century American politics. It was Roosevelt who said once that everything he sought to do in the New Deal had been done in New York under Al Smith when he was governor in the 1920s. It was Smith who persuaded a reluctant Roosevelt to run for governor in 1928, setting the stage for FDR's dramatic comeback after contracting polio in 1921. They took their party, and American politics, out of the 19th Century and created a place in civic life for the New America of the 20th Century"--
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1955-
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Golway, Terry
Dewey number
324.273609/041
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2316
LC item number
.G67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Smith, Alfred Emanuel
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
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Frank and Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party, Terry Golway
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
River families -- Fathers, mother, and sons -- Young men in a hurry -- Albany -- Leadership -- Fire -- Changing times -- Bridge building -- Defeat -- Resurrection -- The darn liquor question -- The happy warrior -- Uncivil war -- The challenge of a new America -- Confronting old America -- Frank or Al -- Frank vs. Al -- Peace
Control code
2018010895
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250089649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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Frank and Al : FDR, Al Smith, and the unlikely alliance that created the modern Democratic Party, Terry Golway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
River families -- Fathers, mother, and sons -- Young men in a hurry -- Albany -- Leadership -- Fire -- Changing times -- Bridge building -- Defeat -- Resurrection -- The darn liquor question -- The happy warrior -- Uncivil war -- The challenge of a new America -- Confronting old America -- Frank or Al -- Frank vs. Al -- Peace
Control code
2018010895
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250089649
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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