Franklin D. Roosevelt is the most sainted president of the 20th century. You have to look far and wide to discover the truth about his character and policies. But as John T. Flynn noted in this landmark 1948 volume, FDR actually prolonged the Great Depression and deliberately dragged the country into a war that seriously compromised American liberties.
What's more, he did this despite campaign promises to slash bureaucracy and cut spending. He ran as a small-govenment liberal, a fact (among a million) that has been completely forgotten today.