The Crisis of the Old Order
by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Schlesinger was probably the best storyteller among the great historians of the mid-20th century.He had an eye for detail and a telling anecdote. He could make a point without beating readers over the head with it. He also had a really good sense of politics. His Age of Roosevelt is much more than a biography; it’s really a story of FDR’s political milieu.