The Rise of Hitler and FDR–Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny

“lively . . . wonderful . . . mesmerizing”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Reviewkirkus star)—Kirkus Prize Nominee

“1932 confirmed my belief that David Pietrusza is the best historian of our
times. Deep, clever, witty, master of the subject.”
—Ivan Denisov, Columnist and film critic—

“1932 represents a rare combination of scholarly rigor and relentless drama.
This book ranks right up there with In the Garden of the Beasts and should
be a must choice for every book club.”
—Amity Shlaes, author—

“David Pietrusza’s thrilling narratives not only instill history with the richness
it deserves, but they teem with intimate portraits and stories that make you
feel like you’re reading a great novel. 1932 is perhaps his best work yet.  Which is saying a lot.”
—David Harsanyi, syndicated columnist and author—

—Carl M. Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief, RealClear Politics—

“Sweeping and surprising”
—John Batchelor, syndicated radio host—

“David Pietrusza’s 1932 is history at its page-turning best: original, incisive,
evenhanded, and impossible to put down. Great storytelling by a great writer.”
—Kimberly Guilfoyle, former co-host, “The Five,” Fox News Channel

“David Pietrusza isn’t just one of the best historians writing these days, he’s one of
the best storytellers—and his latest masterpiece, 1932 is another home run. . . .
1932 isn’t just a different way to look at Hitler and FDR—it’s a different way to look
at how two civilized, western, nations—both in the grip of a great depression—
responded by electing two strong leaders who couldn’t have been more different.”
—Matt K. Lewis, columnist, The Daily Beast—

“You can’t put it down . . .”
—Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s “Off Road Politics”—

“Knowing how well Pietrusza writes and how good his previous year-in-review
themed books have been (1920: The Year of Six Presidents, 1948: Harry
Truman’s Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America and
1960 – LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three
Presidencies), the bar was set quite high for the author by those of us who
awaited the release of this book. But the author once again lives up to his
exemplary standards. In his latest work, David Pietrusza yet again displays his
ability to analyze, distill, explain and supplement history’s most fascinating
years and its most fascinating personalities, and in the process he gives those of
us who love to read history another excellent and enjoyable literary

“extremely well written and researched. Highly recommended!!”
—Huffington Post critic Rob Taub—


The American Library Association (ALA)’s
Notable Books Council’s 2015 Notable Books List Nominee

Kirkus Book Award Nominee

Barnes & Noble’s “This Year’s Top New History Books” List

The Presidential Geeks (POTUS Geeks) Blog: #1 Book of 2015

Amazon’s “#1 New Release: Historical German Biographies”
in both hardcover and audiobook editions

Historybuff.com’s “10 Can’t-Miss History Books of 2015”

1932 has achieved Amazon.com’s Top 10 bestseller ranking in three categories:

• Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Europe > Germany
• Politics & Social Services > Politics & Government > International & World Politics > European
• History > Europe > Germany

David receiving Silver Medal at Independent Publisher Book Awards for 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR–Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny

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