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Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
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Acclaimed biographer Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to narrate the epic life of the president who, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. We see how Roosevelt's energy, intellect, and personal magnetism permitted him to master countless challenges. Smith recounts FDR's battles with polio and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Jean Edward.
FDR.
New York : Random House, c2007
(OCoLC)607840061
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Edward Smith
ISBN: 9781400061211 1400061210
OCLC Number: 71350593
Awards: Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 2008.
Description: xx, 858 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Heritage --
2. My son Franklin --
3. Keeping the name in the family --
4. Albany --
5. Awakening --
6. Anchors aweigh --
7. War --
8. Lucy --
9. The campaign of 1920 --
10. Polio --
11. Governor --
12. Albany redux --
13. Nomination --
14. Nothing to fear --
15. One hundred days --
16. New deal ascendant --
17. Hubris --
18. Low tide --
19. On the brink --
20. Stab in the back --
21. Four more years --
22. Arsenal of democracy --
23. Day of infamy --
24. Commander in chief --
25. D-Day --
26. Last post --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Jean Edward Smith.

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Acclaimed biographer Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to narrate the epic life of the president who, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. We see how Roosevelt's energy, intellect, and personal magnetism permitted him to master countless challenges. Smith recounts FDR's battles with polio and physical disability, and how they helped forge the resolve to surmount the turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threats. FDR's private life is also depicted, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother; his wife, Eleanor; Lucy Mercer, the great love of his life; and Missy LeHand, his secretary, companion, and confidante. Smith also tackles the failures and miscues of Roosevelt's public career. Smith gives us a clear picture of how this Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man's president.--From publisher description.

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