FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939

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During Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first 100 days in office, when he unveiled his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, his plans met with both skepticism and support.  The years-long programs were broadly aimed at helping the country make an economic comeback, as FDR sought to create a government that was activley concerned with the common good of the people and would lend a helping hand to
those willing to take on hard work.  FDR’s porgrams and the agencies that implemented them, known by their initials and collectively referred to as Alphabet Soup, laid the foundation for many programs that are stil in operation today.

Filled with photos, memorabilia, and reproductions of primary source materials, FDR’s Alphabet Soup is a one-of-a-kind resource on the New Deal.  Using her trademark storytelling style, award-winning nonfiction author Tonya Bolden has crafted a book that will resonate with those interested in FDR — considered one of America’s most fascinating presidents — and politics, government, and history, as well as anyone following the dramatic events of more recent times.

Age 12-up | 144 pages
Hardcover | Alfred A. Knopf | 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-375-85214-5