Books by Alonzo L. Hamby

MAN OF DESTINY by Alonzo L. Hamby
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Not exactly revelatory but an accessible biography that adds to the large body of existing FDR scholarship."
A straightforward, "flesh-and-blood" study of the president that underscores the depth and ambiguity behind the charming facade. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"A useful contribution to New Deal studies, marked by a broad perspective on international affairs and an evenhanded assessment of Roosevelt's leadership."
The evolution of the New Deal in the face of both international and domestic challenges. Read full book review >
MAN OF THE PEOPLE by Alonzo L. Hamby
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A cool, highly nuanced examination of Truman's cultural and political milieus, but sadly lacking in the pace and narrative shape of McCullough's Pulitzer Prizewinning biography."
A game attempt by historian Hamby (Ohio Univ.) to replace the Oval Office bantamweight of political iconography with a more ambitious and self-doubting but able steward of the presidency. Read full book review >