The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope | Jonathan Alter

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2020: Book #12

Jonathan Alter’s book, “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope” is a significant contribution to the FDR story but also to the arc of leadership.

Leaders need to be reminded that they can impact history and that a difference can be made in the lives of specific individuals.

Alter’s book focuses on the first 100 days of FDR’s first term.
The nation was in a Great Depression.
Hope was fleeting fast.

FDR gave speeches that were filled with hope.
However, he also followed that up with action.
He was willing to try anything.

Leaders matter.
Your words carry weight.
The things you do can improve the lives of others.

Yes, you can make a difference.
FDR’s life proves that.

This book is well worth your time.

I give it 4 stars out of a possible 5.

That’s book #12 for 2020.

Leaders are readers.
Remember, if you want to be a better leader…be a reader.

40 more to go.



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