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Invisible Hands

The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan

Kim Phillips-Fein, Lorna Raver (Narrated by)

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Starting in the mid-1930s, a handful of prominent American businessmen forged alliances with the aim of rescuing America-and their profit margins-from socialism and the "nanny state." Long before the "culture wars" usually associated with the rise of conservative politics, these driven individuals funded think tanks, fought labor unions, and formed organizations to market their views. These nearly unknown, larger-than-life, and sometimes eccentric personalities-such as General Electric's zealous, silver-tongued Lemuel Ricketts Boulware and the self-described "revolutionary" Jasper Crane of DuPont-make for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes view of American history. The winner of a prestigious academic award for her original research on this book, Kim Phillips-Fein is already being heralded as an important new young American historian. Her meticulous research and narrative gifts reveal the dramatic story of a pragmatic, step-by-step, check-by-check campaign to promote an ideological revolution-one that ultimately helped propel conservative ideas to electoral triumph.

Praise For Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan

"Engaging history from a talented new scholarly voice." ---Kirkus Starred Review

Tantor Audio, 9781400140756

Publication Date: January 1, 2009

About the Author

Kim Phillips-Fein, a writer for the "Nation" and other publications, is an assistant professor at the Gallatin School of New York University.

Lorna Raver, an accomplished stage actress, has also guest-starred in many top television series as well as appearing on the big screen. She has been named a Best Voice of the Year by "AudioFile" magazine and has been nominated for multiple Audie Awards. Lorna has also received numerous "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for her narrations.