Invisible Hands

The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal

Kim Phillips-Fein (Author)


“A compelling and readable story of resistance to the new economic order.”—Boston Globe

Invisible Hands tells the story of how a small group of American businessmen succeeded in building a political movement. Long before the “culture wars” of the 1960s sparked the Republican backlash against cultural liberalism, these high-powered individuals actively resisted New Deal economics and sought to educate and organize their peers. Kim Phillips-Fein recounts the little-known efforts of men such as W. C. Mullendore, Leonard Read, and Jasper Crane, drawing on meticulous research and narrative gifts to craft a compelling history of the role of big and small business in American politics—and a blueprint for anyone who wants insight into the way that money has been used to create political change.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33766-2
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 376 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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  1. Book CoverInvisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan


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