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The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes: the First Thousand Days, 1933-1936
The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes: the First Thousand Days, 1933-1936
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Simon and Schuster, 1953, 738 pp
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This first volume of the massive diary kept by the late Secretary of the Interior covers the first term of the Roosevelt Administration. The author is as curmudgeonly as remembered, relates much Cabinet squabbling, but also catches that mood of great exhilaration and promise pervading the first phase of the New Deal.