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Harry Hopkins

Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674429604

Publication Date: 04/28/1987

474 pages

17 halftones


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  • Preface
  • Prologue: 1946 and 1973
  • 1. Harness Maker’s Son
  • 2. Innovative Social Worker
  • 3. Escape from Despair
  • 4. A Changed Man
  • 5. Launching the WPA
  • 6. “In the Interest of the People That Were Broke”
  • 7. Democracy’s Bureaucrat
  • 8. Not Born for Happiness
  • 9. A Little Touch of Harry
  • 10. Delivering the Goods
  • 11. Supplies and Strategy
  • 12. Ever So Confident
  • 13. The Long-Term—Short-Term Balance
  • 14. Laying the Groundwork
  • 15. No Front Stairs in Washington
  • 16. The Man in the Middle
  • 17. The Third Card
  • 18. Lord Root of the Matter
  • 19. Lining Up with the Russians
  • 20. Where the Going Was Rough
  • 21. Comeback
  • 22. Dawn of a New Day
  • 23. On His Own Feet
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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