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Hamby, Alonzo L.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 10,698 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Outlines and syllabi  Chronologies  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E813, 320.9730918
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alonzo L Hamby
Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Truman and American liberalism by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of the people : a life of Harry S. Truman by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry S. Truman is remembered today as an icon - the plain-speaking president, "Give 'em Hell Harry," the chief executive who put "The Buck Stops Here" on his desk. But Alonzo L. Hamby shows that there was more to Truman than the pugnacious fighter so prominent in popular memory. Insecure, ambitious, a man of honor, a partisan loyalist, an agrarian Jeffersonian Democrat who became a champion of big government, Truman was a complex figure who fought long and hard to triumph over his own weaknesses. In Man of the People, Hamby offers a gripping account of this distinctively American life, tracing Truman's remarkable rise from marginal farmer in rural Missouri to shaper of the postwar world. Truman comes alive in these pages as he has nowhere else, making his way from the farmhouse, to the front lines in France during World War I, to the difficult small-business world of Kansas City - all the time struggling with his deep feelings of inadequacy and immense ambition. Hamby also offers the best account yet of Truman's critical years in the Senate, covering not only his World War II probe of the defense program but also his neglected and revealing populist investigations of the railroads during the 1930s. He demonstrates that Truman was one of the most popular and respected members of the upper house. Hamby is particularly acute in his portrait of Truman's volatile presidency. He criticizes some aspects of the decision to use the atomic bombs against Japan but concludes that, considered in context, the act was understandable and justified. Providing new insight into the Cold War, he identifies the Turkish and Iranian crisis of 1946 as crucial turning points in Truman's attitudes toward the Soviet Union. Thoroughly covering Truman's struggle for "liberalism in a conservative age," Hamby also sheds great light on the president's Fair Deal domestic program
For the survival of democracy : Franklin Roosevelt and the world crisis of the 1930s by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In For the Survival of Democracy, historian Alonzo Hamby offers a gripping and revisionist comparative history of this turbulent era, allowing Roosevelt to be viewed in comparison with Stanley Baldwin in Britain, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and a host of supporting yet crucial players. Combining deft character sketches with surprising interpretations of world leaders, Hamby takes us back to a time when nationalism seized the West, when Hitler cloaked his evil in tactical brilliance, and when passive leaders were destined to be swept aside. Franklin Roosevelt emerges as the Depression's most imposing leader. A charismatic personality committed to radical change, a masterful popular communicator, Roosevelt saw no inconsistency between democracy and personal power. Like many great men, he achieved great things but also made great mistakes. Hamby describes in detail his inspiring leadership and the social transformations he wrought, and also examines his failure to achieve economic recovery in the United States long after Germany and Britain accomplished it."--Jacket
Liberalism and its challengers : F.D.R. to Reagan by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial years : the United States since 1939 by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers United States history from the Great Depression to the present
The New Deal: analysis and interpretation by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalism and its challengers : from F.D.R. to Bush by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now brought up to date to cover the Reagan and Bush administrations, the second edition of this classic text plots the rise, fall and continuing evolution of the liberal tradition in America since the Depression. Focusing on ten key individuals, from Franklin Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Ronald Reagan, "The Roosevelt of the Right," Hamby employs lively biographical essays to illuminate the ideological bases of American liberalism and conservatism. An essential tool towards understanding for students of American history and politics
Harry S. Truman and the Fair Deal by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of destiny : FDR and the making of the American century by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an acclaimed historian comes an authoritative and balanced biography of FDR, based on previously untapped sources. No president looms larger in twentieth-century American history than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and few life stories can match his for sheer drama. Following in the footsteps of his Republican cousin President Theodore Roosevelt, FDR devoted himself to politics as a Democrat and a true man of the people. Eventually setting his sights on the presidency, he was elected to office in 1932 by a nation that was mired in the Great Depression and desperate for revival. As the distinguished historian Alonzo Hamby argues in this authoritative biography, FDR's record as president was more mixed than we are often led to believe. The New Deal provided much-needed assistance to millions of Americans, but failed to restore prosperity, and while FDR became an outstanding commander-in-chief during World War II, his plans for the postwar world were seriously flawed. No less perceptive is Hamby's account of FDR's private life, which explores the dynamics of his marriage and his romance with his wife's secretary, Lucy Mercer. Hamby documents FDR's final months in intimate detail, claiming that his perseverance, despite his serious illness, not only shaped his presidency, but must be counted as one of the twentieth century's great feats of endurance. Hamby reveals a man whose personality--egocentric, undisciplined in his personal appetites, at times a callous user of aides and associates, yet philanthropic and caring for his nation's underdogs--shaped his immense legacy. Man of Destiny is a measured account of the life, both personal and public, of the most important American leader of the twentieth century.--Publisher website
Access to the papers of recent public figures : the New Harmony conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of U.S. history by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chronological look at how the United States took shape -- from its origins as an obscure set of colonies on the Atlantic coast a little more than 200 years ago into what one political analyst today calls "the first universal nation." This fully illustrated edition has been completely revised and updated by Alonzo L. Hamby, Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio University"--Web version of online resource
American liberalism : from the New Deal to the new politics by Alonzo L Hamby( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the unlikely rise of a gritty American original, Harry Truman. He was a farmer, a bankrupt businessman, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held America's highest office, Harry Truman was the least prepared, but he would prove to be a surprise. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea--all while the woman he adored, his wife Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady
Truman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the unlikely rise of a gritty American original, Harry Truman. He was a farmer, a bankrupt businessman, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held America's highest office, Harry Truman was the least prepared, but he would prove to be a surprise. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea--all while the woman he adored, his wife Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady
Outline of U.S. history( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great upset of '48( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the results of the 1948 election surprised journalists and pollsters
Outline of U( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Truman biographies by Organization of American Historians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry S. Truman: insecurity and responsibility by Alonzo L Hamby( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of an issue: hyphenated Americanism and the presidential election of 1916 by Alonzo L Hamby( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Man of the people : a life of Harry S. Truman
Alternative Names
Hamby, Alonzo

Hamby, Alonzo 1940-

Hamby, Alonzo Lee 1940-

Languages
English (140)

Covers
For the survival of democracy : Franklin Roosevelt and the world crisis of the 1930sLiberalism and its challengers : F.D.R. to ReaganLiberalism and its challengers : from F.D.R. to BushOutline of U.S. history