A well written book, The New Deal is very misleading and really disappointing. What I expected from a book titled "The New Deal" is a detailed description and in-depth unbiased political analysis of Roosevelt's New Deal. What this book in reality is, is a collection of mal-organized and badly structured scripts on Roosevelt's political career and ideologies. It is disappointing to find out that actual details on the New Deal are given starting on page 121 out of 297. Before that, the author dwells on controversial and biased review of the years before the New Deal. Maybe this information would be useful for many, but not for people who bought the book, mislead by the title, with the aim of getting acquainted with the actual New Deal policies.
Another problem I found with the book is the lack of chronological order. The author writes in detail about new policies between 1933 and 1939 and then starts jumping from year to year without any logical consistency.