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  • Part 1 (April 1998)
    Early years
  • Part 2 (May 1998)
    1905 – 1914
  • Part 3 (July 1998)
    1914 – 1916
  • Part 4 (August 1998)
    1916 – 1918
  • Part 5 (November 1998)
    End of the war; 1920 campaign
  • Part 6 (April 1999)
    1924 campaign; 1928 campaign — Roosevelt becomes governor of New York.
  • Part 7 (June 1999)
    Governor Roosevelt: 1928 – 1932
  • Part 8 (November 1999)
    The 1932 campaign —
    Roosevelt is elected president of the United States.
  • Part 9 (April 2000)
    First inaugural address; he closes the banks.
  • Part 10 (July 2000)
    Roosevelt seizes the country’s gold; the NRA and fascism
  • Part 11 (February 2001)
    Making America over and the Communist “ideal”
  • Part 12 (April 2001)
    Recognizing the USSR; the affinity for dictatorship; the CCC
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    Ralph Raico is originally from New York City. He received his B.A. from the City College of New York and his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago. He attended the Ludwig von Mises's Seminar at NYU and translated Mises's Liberalism. He is the Editor of the New Individualist Review and a Senior Editor of Inquiry Magazine. Among Ralph Raico’s recent publications are the introduction to the 50th-anniversary edition of John T. Flynn’s "The Roosevelt Myth" and the essay on World War I in the second, paperback edition of "The Costs of War", edited by John V. Denson, both available from Laissez Faire Books. He is also a contributor to "The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars", published by The Future of Freedom Foundation. Professor Raico is professor of history at the State University of New York College at Buffalo.