“a sparkling, sweeping and deeply engaging account of an era when ”government was good”
“a heartfelt plea for a revival of
socially responsible leadership.”
“an activist federal government guided the country toward the first real flowering of the American Dream.”
“a pleasure to read”
"This is cheering stuff, a reminder that
America, which was already a great nation,
became a greater nation when
government policies were able to help
release the potential of its citizenry."
"The book recounts a phenomenon
that many Americans have never
experienced and don’t believe is
possible — a government that works."
Jeffrey Frank, NYT Book Review,
Dec. 17. 2017.
Elaine C. Kamarck
Washington Post Dec.22. 2017
"Goldfield tells the real story of how
to make America great again"
"One of the Great Books to Hunker Down With in 2018."
NPR, Todd Zwillich "The Take Away show"
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