Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy

Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy

George McJimsey / Dec 10, 2019

Harry Hopkins Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy Traces the life and career of the man who as a trusted and loyal friend of Franklin D Roosevelt acted almost as a partner to the President and discusses his work within the New Deal and his assignm

  • Title: Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy
  • Author: George McJimsey
  • ISBN: 9780674372870
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Traces the life and career of the man who, as a trusted and loyal friend of Franklin D Roosevelt, acted almost as a partner to the President, and discusses his work within the New Deal and his assignments during World War II.

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      • George McJimsey

        George T McJimsey graduated from Grinnell College in 1958 with honors in History and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa He went on to receive a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to study at Columbia University and received his doctorate in American history from the University of Wisconsin He taught history at Iowa State University between 1965 and 2002, occasionally returning to Grinnell to lecture.


    343 Comments

    1. A good portrayal of Hopkins. The book gives some detail of his family background in the mid-west, his education, first marriage and his social work.The main focus of the book is on the war years. Hopkins was definitely a bureaucracy crasher and functioned best in chaotic situations (the Great Depression, World War II). Hopkins traveled extensively over the war years. He went on solo visits to Churchill in January 1941 and during the summer of 1941 he visited both Churchill and Stalin. After retu [...]


    2. Good overview of an important, if often forgotten, figure in American history. Content rates 5 stars, but the writing style drags it down- informative but bland and passive. Perhaps it is inevitable in a historical biography, but the lack of "zip" makes the book occasionally hard to pick up. Regardless, the content of the book is its focal point, and in that regard it is a worthy read for anyone interested in American history, the Depression, welfare politics, and/or World War II.


    3. A comprehensive and well-balanced look at one of the instrumental figures in the creation and launch of the New Deal. I read parts of it for a grad school class, but finished it because it read like a good story. Particularly highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of politics, the New Deal, and Michigan.


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