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The Woman Behind the New Deal

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"Kirstin Downey's lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins' career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt's character." —Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air

One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president's political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country's social safety network.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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  • Release date: March 3, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780385529501
  • Release date: March 3, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780385529501
  • File size: 5152 KB
  • Release date: March 3, 2009

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"Kirstin Downey's lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins' career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt's character." —Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air

One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president's political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country's social safety network.

Expand title description text