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Author Lasser, William.

Title Benjamin V. Cohen : architect of the New Deal / William Lasser
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 385 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Origins -- Zionist attorney -- Lawyer and investor -- Newcomer to Washington : the Securities Act of 1933 -- Into the maelstrom : the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 -- The Public Utilities Holding Company Act -- At the center of power -- The court-packing plan -- Domestic politics, 1937-1938 -- Waiting for the war -- Destroyers for bases -- London -- World War II -- Diplomat -- Elder statesman -- Benjamin V. Cohen: architect of the New Deal
Summary A key figure in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, Benjamin V. Cohen (1894-1983) was a major architect of public policy from the first days of FDR's presidency through the early days of the Cold War. Although he kept a low public profile, Cohen's influence extended across a wide range of domestic and foreign policy initiatives. This biography offers an account of Ben Cohen's life and career, and an assessment of his contribution to the origin and development of modern American liberalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cohen, Benjamin V.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300128886 (electronic bk.)
9780300128888 (electronic bk.)