FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Powell

Narrated By: William Hughes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2008

Duration: 9 hours 29 minutes


Think FDR was a great president? Think again. In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster, swelled the federal government, and prevented the country from turning around quickly. In today's turbulent domestic and global environment, eerily similar to that of the 1930s, it's more important than ever before to uncover and understand the truth of our history, lest we be doomed to repeat it. You'll never look at FDR in the same way again.


  • Anonymous

    Great reading for anyone who wants an historical economic retrospective of the New Deal and its implications for our current government system and econonmy policies.

  • Anonymous

    hated it. dull dull dull. I couldn't finish it, I read in the car and it was putting me to sleep.