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Author: Burton W. Folsom, Anita Folsom Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781452673912
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Burton Folsom's New Deal or Raw Deal? was heralded by critics across the board, and #1 New York Times bestselling author and media personality Glenn Beck called it "a must read to help understand our current fiscal problems." Now, writing with his wife Anita Folsom, a domestic policy specialist, FDR Goes to War expands on the premise that FDR's legacy has damaged America and helped lay the groundwork for the current economic crisis.

The Folsoms continue to expose the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. Many government programs that are widely used today have their seeds in the New Deal. Farm subsidies, minimum wage, and welfare, among others, all stifle economic growth—encouraging decreased productivity and exacerbating unemployment—and public ignorance of some of these policy failures has lent support for similar policies in later years. Informative, groundbreaking, and illuminating, FDR Goes to War is a must-listen for anyone who considers limiting government control and spending as the way to fix the economy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “They don’t teach this stuff in school.”

    Glenn Beck

  • FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force---and a scholarly one, at that---of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University
  • “The latest and perhaps the most devastating critique of FDR…Painfully relevant.”

    Thomas Sowell, author of Basic Economics

  • “In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR’s failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes to War, he pulls the curtain back even further. Burt and Anita Folsom have produced a book that should be read by all Americans. This is the real history you do not find in textbooks.”

    James P. Duffy, author of Lindbergh Vs. Roosevelt

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    " Enlightening, illuminating, revealing and frightening - bad news President, just like the present character "

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    " Actually Listened to the Audio Book, It was very informative. Amazing that they don't teach all of this in History classes "

About the Author

Burton W. Folsom Jr. is a professor of history at Hillsdale College in Michigan and senior historian at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. He is a regular columnist for the Freeman and has written articles for the Wall Street Journal and American Spectator, among other publications. He lives in Michigan.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY.