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Dunn, Susan 1945-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 147 publications in 4 languages and 12,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Archives  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Susan Dunn
Roosevelt's purge : how FDR fought to change the Democratic Party by Susan Dunn( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first term in office, Franklin Roosevelt helped pull the nation out of the Great Depression. In 1936, he was enthusiastically reelected. But then the political winds shifted. Not only did the Supreme Court block some of his experiments, but he also faced serious conservative opposition within his own party. Historian Susan Dunn tells the dramatic story of FDR's unprecedented battle to drive his foes out of his party by backing liberal challengers to conservative incumbents. Reporters branded his tactic a "purge"--And the inflammatory label stuck. Roosevelt spent the summer of 1938 campaigning across the country, defending his progressive policies. The purge stemmed not only from FDR's commitment to the New Deal but also from his conviction that the nation needed two responsible political parties, one liberal, the other conservative. Although the purge failed, at great political cost to the president, it heralded the realignment of parties that would take place in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. It took sixty years to resolve the tangled problems to which FDR devoted one frantic, memorable summer.--From publisher description
The social contract ; and, the first and second discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In war and in peace, the twentieth century was the Roosevelt century. From Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal and battles with the plutocrats of the Gilded Age, to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and wartime leadership, to Eleanor Roosevelt's pivotal work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and vital role in the Civil Rights movement, their crusades dramatically reshaped the political and moral landscape of our nation." "In The Three Roosevelts, author James MacGregor Burns and historian Susan Dunn illuminate the intertwining lives of these leaders, who emerged from the closed society of New York's wealthy Knickerbocker elite to become America's most powerful advocates for social and economic justice. As Burns and Dunn follow the evolution of the Roosevelt political philosophy, they explore how Theodore's example of dynamic leadership would inspire the careers of his distant cousin Franklin and his niece Eleanor."--Jacket
George Washington by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the contributions of America's first president, tracing his accomplishments as a Revolutionary War hero and explaining how his decisions as president established precedents for the future governing of America
Jefferson's second revolution : the election crisis of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism by Susan Dunn( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The election of 1800 was a revolution in the modern sense of a radical new beginning, but it was also a revolution in the sense of a return to the point of origin: the principles of 1776. Federalist incumbent John Adams, and the elitism he represented, faced Republican Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson defeated Adams, but through a quirk in Electoral College balloting he tied with his own running mate, Aaron Burr. A constitutional crisis ensued. Congress was supposed to resolve the tie, but would the Federalists hand over power peacefully to their political enemies, Jefferson and his Republicans? For weeks of end, nothing was less certain. The Federalists delayed and plotted, while the Republicans threatened to take up arms." "Susan Dunn illuminates the many facets of this watershed moment in American history. She captures its great drama, gives us portraits of the founding fathers, and examines the enduring significance and consequences of the crisis. The year 1800 marked the end of Federalist elitism, led the way to peaceful power shifts, established a place for states' rights in the political landscape, and set the stage for the Civil War."--Jacket
1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--the election amid the storm by Susan Dunn( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency--Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie--found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable"--
Sister revolutions : French lightning, American light by Susan Dunn( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although both revolutions professed similar Enlightenment ideals of freedom, equality, and justice, there were dramatic differences. The Americans were content to preserve many aspects of their English heritage; the French sought a complete break with a thousand years of history. The Americans accepted nonviolent political conflict; the French valued unity above all. The Americans emphasized individual rights, while the French stressed public order and cohesion." "Why did the two revolutions follow such different trajectories? What influence have the two different visions of democracy had on modern history? And what lessons do they offer us about democracy today? Susan Dunn traces the legacies of the two great revolutions through modern history and up to the revolutionary movements of our own time."--BOOK JACKET
Something that will surprise the world : the essential writings of the Founding Fathers( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of important speeches, letters, and writings by George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison
Dominion of memories : Jefferson, Madison, and the decline of Virginia by Susan Dunn( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the slow decline of Virginia from the premiere state in size, population, and wealth during the founding of the United States to a state whose name had become synonymous with poverty and slavery by the mid-nineteenth century
The deaths of Louis XVI : regicide and the French political imagination by Susan Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public beheading of Louis XVI was a unique and troubling event that scarred French collective memory for two centuries. To Jacobins, the king's decapitation was the people's coronation. To royalists, it was deicide. Nineteenth-century historians considered it an alarming miscalculation, a symbol of the Terror and the moral bankruptcy of the Revolution. By the twentieth century, Camus judged that the killing stood at the "crux of our contemporary history." In this book, Susan Dunn investigates the regicide's pivotal role in French intellectual history and political mythology. She examines how thinkers on the right and left repudiated regicide and terror, while articulating a compassionate, humanitarian vision, which became the moral basis for the modern French nation. Their credo of fraternity and unity, however, strangely depoliticized this supremely political act of regicide. Using theoretical insights from Tocqueville, Arendt, Rawls, Walzer, and others, Dunn explores the transformation of violent regicidal politics into an apolitical cult of ethical purity and an antidemocratic nationalist religion. Her book focuses on the fluidity of political myths. The figure of Louis XVI was transmuted into a Joan of Arc and a deified nation, and the notion of his sacrifice contributed to the disquieting myth of a mystical community of self-sacrificing citizens
Diversity and citizenship : rediscovering American nationhood( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures presented as part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the founding of Williams College
Nerval et le roman historique by Susan Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blueprint for war : FDR and the hundred days that mobilized America by Susan Dunn( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt's election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China. Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt's presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America's leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century"--Front dust jacket flap
The Founding Fathers collection : the first four U.S. Presidents from the American Presidents series by Arthur M Schlesinger( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographies of the first four presidents of the United States, written by leading historians
George Washington : the American presidents by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the life and legacy of George Washington, who as the first chief executive created precedents for the presidential role for future decades
George Washington : the 1st president by James MacGregor Burns( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wealthy Virginia planter, revolutionary general, and founding president, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today still reflects his own careful shaping of his persona"--Container
1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler - the election amid the storm by Susan Dunn( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Dunn presents a dramatic account of the turbulent presidential election of 1940
A blueprint for war : FDR and the hundred days that mobilized America by Susan Dunn( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Dunn brings to life the most vital and consequential months of FDR's presidency in the winter of 1940-41, when he initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America's leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint for the American Century
Zi mei ge ming : Meiguo ge ming yu Faguo ge ming qi shi lu by Susan Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui mei guo ge ming he fa guo ge ming zuo le yi fan bi jiao,Yan jiu le liang ci ge ming wei shen me yan zhe bu tong de gui dao qian jin?Liang zhong dui min zhu de bu tong li jie shi jiao,Dui jin dai li shi fa zhan you hui chan sheng zen yang de ying xiang
Diversity and citizenship : new challenges for American nationhood( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed America
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The social contract ; and, the first and second discoursesThe three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed AmericaGeorge WashingtonJefferson's second revolution : the election crisis of 1800 and the triumph of republicanismSister revolutions : French lightning, American lightSomething that will surprise the world : the essential writings of the Founding FathersDominion of memories : Jefferson, Madison, and the decline of VirginiaThe deaths of Louis XVI : regicide and the French political imagination