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Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward) 1922-

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Works: 221 works in 922 publications in 4 languages and 38,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Local history  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other
Classifications: E178, 973
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The growth of the American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

65 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 3,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2nd volume of a comprehensive overview of United States history spans from the end of the frontier in the late 19th century through the 1970s
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940 by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Documentary report on the events which occured between 1932 and 1940 including the Fascist challenge and an end to isolation
The perils of prosperity, 1914-32 by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

84 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description : This book traces the political, economic, social, and cultural phenomena that transformed America from an agrarian, primarily decentralized, moralistic, isolationist nation into an industrial, urban, morally liberalized nation involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. Beginning with Woodrow Wilson and U.S. entry into World War I and closing with the Great Depression, The Perils of Prosperity traces the transformation of America from an agrarian, moralistic, isolationist nation into a liberal, industrialized power involved in foreign affairs in spite of itself. William E. Leuchtenburg's lively yet balanced account of this hotly debated era in American history has been a standard text for many years. This substantial revision gives greater weight to the roles of women and minorities in the great changes of the era and adds new insights into literature, the arts, and technology in daily life. He has also updated the lists of important dates and resources for further reading. "This book gives us a rare opportunity to enjoy the matured interpretation of an American Historian who has returned to the story and seen how recent decades have added meaning and vividness to this epoch of our history."--Daniel J. Boorstin, from the Preface William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and recent past president of the American Historical Association. He has published numerous books on twentieth-century American history
The FDR years : on Roosevelt and his legacy by William E Leuchtenburg( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reknowned historian recounts how President Roosevelt inspired the country and changed forever the political, social, economic, and even the physical landscape of the United States--Cover
In the shadow of FDR : from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Chinese and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the influence of FDR's strategies and policies on the administrations of the eight men who have succeeded him in the oval office
The Supreme Court reborn : the constitutional revolution in the age of Roosevelt by William E Leuchtenburg( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Supreme Court Reborn, esteemed scholar William E. Leuchtenburg explores the critical episodes of the legal revolution that created the Court we know today. Leuchtenburg deftly portrays the events leading up to Roosevelt's showdown with the Supreme Court. Committed to laissez-faire doctrine, the conservative "Four Horsemen"--Justices Butler, Van Devanter, Sutherland, and McReynolds - aided by the swing vote of Justice Owen Roberts - struck down one regulatory law after another, outraging Roosevelt and much of the Depression-stricken nation. Leuchtenburg demonstrates that Roosevelt thought he had the backing of the country as he prepared a scheme to undermine the Four Horsemen. Famous (or infamous) as the "Court-packing plan," this proposal would have allowed the president to add one new justice for every sitting justice over the age of seventy. The plan picked up considerable momentum in Congress, it was only after a change in the voting of Justice Roberts (called "the switch in time that saved nine") and the death of Senate Majority Leader Joseph T. Robinson that it shuddered to a halt. Roosevelt's persistence led to one of his biggest legislative defeats. Despite the failure of the Court-packing plan, however, the president won his battle with the Supreme Court; one by one, the Four Horsemen left the bench, to be replaced by Roosevelt appointees. Leuchtenburg explores the far-reaching nature of FDR's victory. As a consequence of the Constitutional revolution that began in 1937, not only was the New Deal upheld (as precedent after precedent was overturned), but also the Court began a dramatic expansion of civil liberties that would culminate in the Warren Court. Among the surprises was Senator Hugo Black, who faced widespread opposition for his lack of qualifications when he was appointed as associate justice, shortly afterward, a reporter revealed that he had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Despite that background, Black became an articulate spokesman for individual liberty
American places : encounters with history : a celebration of Sheldon Meyer by William E Leuchtenburg( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's leading historians talk about the sites where the past comes alive for them
The White House looks south : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson by William E Leuchtenburg( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when race, class, and gender dominate historical writing, Leuchtenburg argues that place is no less significant. In a period when America is said to be homogenized, he shows that sectional distinctions persist. And in an era when political history is devalued, he demonstrates that government can profoundly affect people's lives and that presidents can be change-makers."--Jacket
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by PBS Distribution (Firm)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire portant sur Théodore, Franklin et Eleanor Roosevelt, trois membres d'une des familles les plus importantes et influentes de la politique américaine
A concise history of the American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An abbreviated and revised edition of : The growth of the American Republic."--Title page verso
Drift and mastery : an attempt to diagnose the current unrest by Walter Lippmann( )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That man : an insider's portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert H Jackson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert H. Jackson was one of the giants of the Roosevelt era: an Attorney General, a still-revered Supreme Court Justice, and, not least important, one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's close friends and advisers. His intimate memoir of FDR, written in the early 1950s before Jackson's untimely death, has remained unpublished for fifty years. Here is that newly discovered memoir. Written with skill and grace, this is truly a unique account of the personality, conduct, greatness of character, and common humanity of "that man in the White House," as outraged conservatives called FDR. 'That Man' is not simply a valuable historical document, but an engaging and insightful look at one of the most remarkable men in American history. In reading this memoir, we gain not only a new appreciation for Roosevelt but also admiration for Jackson, who emerges as both a public servant of great integrity and skill and a wry, shrewd, and fair-minded observer of politics at the highest level."--Jacket
Herbert Hoover by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned New Deal historian Leuchtenburg offers a frank, thoughtful portrait of the lifelong public servant, and shrewdly assesses Hoover's policies and legacy in the face of one of the darkest periods of American history--the Great Depression
The New Deal : a documentary history by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American President : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit. Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high drama: FDR hurling defiance at the "economic royalists" who exploited the poor; ratcheting tension for JFK as Soviet vessels approach an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses while fighting for his life. This book charts the enormous growth of presidential power from its lowly state in the late nineteenth century to the imperial presidency of the twentieth. That striking change was manifested both at home in periods of progressive reform and abroad, notably in two world wars, Vietnam, and the war on terror. Leuchtenburg sheds light on presidents battling with contradictory forces. Caught between maintaining their reputation and executing their goals, many practiced deceits that shape their image today. But he also reveals how the country's leaders pulled off magnificent achievements worthy of the nation's pride."--Publisher's description
The 1984 election in historical perspective by William E Leuchtenburg( )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of FDR : from Harry Truman to Barack Obama by William E Leuchtenburg( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ghost has inhabited the Oval Office since 1945 - the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's formidable presence has cast a large shadow on the occupants of that office in the years since his death, and an appreciation of his continuing influence remains essential to understanding the contemporary presidency. This new edition of In the Shadow of FDR has been updated to examine the presidency of George W. Bush and the first 100 days of the presidency of Barack Obama. The Obama presidency is evidence not just of the continuing relevance of FDR for assessing executive power but also of the salience of FDR's name in party politics and policy formulation."--Jacket
A troubled feast; American society since 1945 by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

32 editions published between 1945 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William E. Leuchtenburg, Columbia University. Quoted from the author's Preface: [A Troubled Feast] seeks to fill a large gap in courses in the history of the United States by providing the first account of the national experience from 1945 to the present day [1973]. Quoted from Back Cover--The Essence of this book is suggested by its title. The "troubled" aspects may well be the more familiar--the frightful assassinations of public men, the malignant effects of two Asian wars, the endemic violence, the persistence of social ills. Acknowledgment of the reality of the "feast"-that is, the widespread affluence made possible by the prodigious expansion of the economy-has often been more grudging. Yet in these years millions were lifted out of poverty, millions more into the ranks of the middle class. And it was the abundance that shaped many of the contours of American society in the nearly three decades since 1945, especially the consumer culture in its multifarious ramifications, and that exerted a decisive influence upon not only the troubles of this era but the too little noticed advances
Essays on the New Deal by Wilmon H Droze( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin D. Roosevelt : a profile by William E Leuchtenburg( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1940The perils of prosperity, 1914-32The FDR years : on Roosevelt and his legacyThe Supreme Court reborn : the constitutional revolution in the age of RooseveltAmerican places : encounters with history : a celebration of Sheldon MeyerThe White House looks south : Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. JohnsonA concise history of the American RepublicDrift and mastery : an attempt to diagnose the current unrest
Alternative Names
Leuchtenburg, W. E. 1922-

Leuchtenburg, W. E. (William Edward)

Leuchtenburg, W. E. (William Edward), 1922-

Leuchtenburg, william

Leuchtenburg William E.

Leuchtenburg, William E. 1922-

Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward)

Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward), 1922-

Leuchtenburg, William Edward

Leuchtenburg, William Edward 1922-

William E. Leuchtenburg amerikanischer Historiker

William Leuchtenburg Amerikaans politicoloog

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로히텐버그, 윌리엄 E. 1922-

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