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Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek.

Dallek, Robert (author.).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: 704 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2017]
8 of 13 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Saugus.
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Saugus Adult Biographies BIO Roosevelt (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/23/2019

  • ISBN: 9780525427902 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0525427902 (hardcover)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue: Everything to fear -- The making of a patrician -- The making of a politician -- Polio -- "Chameleon on plaid" -- "Instrument of their wishes" -- "Trustee of the existing social system" -- Mastering Washington "bedlam" -- Triumph of the new order -- Second-term curse -- The worst of times -- Dangers abroad, uncertainties at home -- Faux neutral -- "Safe on third" -- The path to war -- Setbacks and losses: "We might lose this war" -- The end of the beginning -- "High promise of better things" -- "Dr. Win the War" -- The "good soldier" -- Winning the war, planning the peace -- Last full measure -- Epilogue.
Summary: "A one-volume biography of Roosevelt focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers--how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country's foreign relations?--the focus of his book is on Roosevelt as a man dedicated to public affairs, a master politician who skillfully and cannily used the presidency to advance a remarkable national agenda."--Provided by publisher.
Citation: Dallek, Robert. "Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life." New York : Viking, 2017.

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