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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jeffrey W. Coker
0313323372
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“An excellent reference.”–MBR Internet Bookwatch/Library Bookwatch

Book Description
A brief, thorough introduction to the life and times of the most influential and effective president in modern America, this volume is ideal for students researching the Great Depression or World War II.

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope
Jonathan Alter
0743246004
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Newsweek senior editor Alter attempts to explore FDR's famous first "hundred days" in office, when the president laid the foundation for national recovery from the Great Depression. Eventually, Alter succeeds in providing a brief consideration of those key months. But exposition dominates: the early chapters recite Roosevelt's biography up until his White House candidacy (the well-known tale of privilege, marriage, adultery and polio). Then Alter chronicles the 1932 election and explores the postelection transition. Only about 130 pages deal with the 100 days commencing March [4], 1933, that the title calls FDR's "defining moment." Alter attaches much weight to a few throwaway phrases in a thrown-away draft of an early presidential speech—one that could, through a particular set of glasses, appear to show...


Franklin D. Roosevelt
Alden Hatch
1417990090
Mar 2005
Paperback
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0684804484
October 1995
Paperback
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Amazon.com
A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. With an uncanny feel for detail and a novelist's grasp of drama and depth, Doris Kearns Goodwin brilliantly narrates the interrelationship between the inner workings of the Roosevelt White House and the destiny of the United States. Goodwin paints a comprehensive, intimate portrait that fills in a historical gap in the story of our nation under the Roosevelts.

From Publishers Weekly
Goodwin's account of the Roosevelt presidency during WWII highlights America's changing domestic front. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Time for Kids
Time for Kids Magazine
0060576154
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Take a close-up look at Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President who led the U.S. through the depression and World War II. Interviews with experts and lively writing deliver the accurate reporting you expect from TIME For Kids®. Historical and contemporary photographs capture the life of this courageous leader and show how his innovative programs still help us today.

About the Author

The editors of TIME For Kids® are committed to informing millions of kids about the world and their place in it. As part of a national news organization, they bring expert and age-appropriate reporting and photography from around the globe to books, classroom magazines, and a website.

The editors of TIME For Kids® are frequent visitors to classrooms all over the...



Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Jon Meacham
0812972821
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Drawing on interviews with surviving staffers and other previously untapped sources, Newsweek managing editor Meacham delves into the deep and complicated relationship between the two men who may very well have been the most powerful men on the planet during the most threatening times of the 20th century. FDR and Churchill spent much time together (a total of 113 days), planning, eating, smoking and drinking many a cocktail, and Meacham fleshes out the men behind the public faces, revealing the intricacies and the sometimes raw opportunism of their complicated relationship. Veteran actor and audiobook reader Cariou's authoritative presentation is rock solid and gripping. His gravelly baritone is transformed into Roosevelt's calm yet commanding voice one minute, and Churchill's more bombastic British accent the...


Franklin D. Roosevelt
Time for Kids Magazine
0060576162
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

Franklin Delano Roosevelt grew up with private tutors, trips to Europe, and great wealth. But his life changed suddenly when he came down with polio. With determination and courage to overcome this obstacle, he decided to run for President. That decision helped change the course of America—both at home and overseas.

TIME For Kids® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Franklin Roosevelt set up important programs that are still in place. And through his leadership, he helped establish the United States as a world power.

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The editors of TIME For Kids® are committed to informing millions of kids about the world and their place in it. As part of a national news organization, they...



Five Days in Philadelphia: Wendell Willkie, Franklin Roosevelt and the 1940 Election That Saved the Western World
Charles Peters
1586481126
July 2005
Hardcover
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From The New Yorker
The author's forebears left Italy, Poland, and Russia more than a century ago and settled in Jersey City, then a flourishing industrial center and transportation hub. They found work but met prejudice: the Irish, who, with the help of a brutal police force, controlled the corrupt political machine, despised the newcomers. Many of Stapinski's relatives became criminals, and in this candid, unsentimental memoir she suggests that boss rule created a climate for the "crimes and immoral acts" they committed. As Jersey City decays, family members go to college, leave the ethnic ghetto, and no longer find felony amusing.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker

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Peters, author of How Washington Really Works, attended the 1940...


Franklin D Roosevelt
William E. Leuchtenburg
0061330256
Aug 1963
Paperback
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-- Robert E. Burke
"Considerable amount of new information, as well as a balanced synthesis."

Excerpted from Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal 1932 1940 by William E. Leuchtenburg. Copyright © 1963. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
Chapter OneThe Politics of Hard TimesThe Democratic party opened the 1932 campaign confident of victory. The crash of 1929 had made a mockery of Republican claims to being "the party of prosperity." In the three years of Herbert Hoover's Presidency, the bottom had dropped out of the stock market and industrial production had been cut more than half. At the beginning of the summer, Iron Age reported that steel plants were operating at a sickening 12 per cent of capacity with "an almost complete lack" of signs of a turn for the...


Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
030680476X
March 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
To tie in with the paperback publication of volume II of Blanche Wiesen Cook's acclaimed biography of Eleanor Roosevelt "Mrs. Roosevelt's autobiography is above all the portrait of a person. The history it gives is history as she has seen it-not in the round but directly, with her clear and candid eye. Since, however, she has seen so much and from so central a point of vision, her reflections on our world and on our human prospects have more than an autobiographical interest. She is a very wise woman, and it would be correspondingly unwise not to take notice of her hopes-and fears." -Barbara Ward

About the Author
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was intimately involved in the political life of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She also led women's organizations and...


That Man
Robert Houghwout Jackson
0195168267
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Robert H. Jackson was one of the ultimate FDR insiders. Nominated by Roosevelt to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1941, Jackson had previously served the president as attorney general, solicitor general and in other posts. More importantly from the standpoint of this book, FDR and Jackson were great personal friends: poker pals who had known and respected each other since their days as young Democrats exploring the possibilities of Albany politics. Thus Jackson's never-before-published memoir (unearthed only recently by St. John's University Law School professor Barrett) is a rare find. Written not long before Jackson's untimely death in 1954, these superbly eloquent chapters provide intimate glimpses of Roosevelt operating on many different levels. Through Jackson's informed lens, we are shown FDR...


No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0743539656
October 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. With an uncanny feel for detail and a novelist's grasp of drama and depth, Doris Kearns Goodwin brilliantly narrates the interrelationship between the inner workings of the Roosevelt White House and the destiny of the United States. Goodwin paints a comprehensive, intimate portrait that fills in a historical gap in the story of our nation under the Roosevelts. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
No previous biography of a president has given so complete a picture of how private lives and political questions intersect uniquely for the residents of the White House. Nor has any history of WWII so fully documented the domestic life of the...


That Man
Robert Houghwout Jackson
0195177576
Nov 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Robert H. Jackson was one of the ultimate FDR insiders. Nominated by Roosevelt to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1941, Jackson had previously served the president as attorney general, solicitor general and in other posts. More importantly from the standpoint of this book, FDR and Jackson were great personal friends: poker pals who had known and respected each other since their days as young Democrats exploring the possibilities of Albany politics. Thus Jackson's never-before-published memoir (unearthed only recently by St. John's University Law School professor Barrett) is a rare find. Written not long before Jackson's untimely death in 1954, these superbly eloquent chapters provide intimate glimpses of Roosevelt operating on many different levels. Through Jackson's informed lens, we are shown FDR...


White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson
William Edward Edward Leuchtenburg
0807130796
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The fraught relationship between liberal Democrats and the South is the central dynamic of 20th-century American politics, and this engrossing study does it full justice. Bancroft and Francis Parkman Award–winning historian Leuchtenberg (Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal) profiles three presidential pillars of the New Deal and Great Society. The Northern patrician Roosevelt's part-time residency in Warm Springs, Ga., endeared him to Southern voters and gave him a vantage point into Southern poverty that influenced his New Deal programs. Truman, though steeped in Missouri's cult of Confederate nostalgia, overcame personal prejudice to champion civil rights initiatives. And Johnson cannily deployed his Southernness to win passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act. Their policies, he observes, carried...


My Dear Mr. Stalin
Franklin D. Roosevelt
0300108540
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection is a history junkie's delight. Many of the letters—the final one was approved by Roosevelt only minutes before his death in 1945—are filled with understanding and praise for the sufferings that the U.S.S.R. is going through. Roosevelt expresses this sympathy repeatedly (and understandably, given the wartime miseries of the Soviet Union): "We are filled with admiration for your magnificent resistance," he wrote in August 1942. More interesting, perhaps, are the maneuverings over their differences, most of which are known to students of the war: Stalin's desire for a second front against the Nazis; debates over how to deal with the wartime Polish government and the postwar borders with Poland. There are no big surprises, but the correspondence shows how the groundwork for what would...


One Christmas in Washington: Churchill and Roosevelt Forge the Grand Alliance
David J. Bercuson
1585674036
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Describing Winston Churchill's stay with FDR from December 1941 to January 1942, historians Bercuson and Herwig resemble Jon Meacham (Franklin and Winston, 2003) in their redolence of period detail. To be sure, grand strategy in a world war grounds their recounting, but its emphasis on interpersonal relations, its fly-on-the-wall perspective, proclaim this work to be a decidedly popular treatment of an important summit meeting. Thus FDR mixes cocktails for his British guest, who squelches his distaste for the American martini in the interest of inter-Allied harmony. However ebullient the two leaders were, their military and naval chiefs were highly antagonistic. The authors explain how the agendas they broached over the conference table, and the ensuing disputes over where armies were to be sent, were, in reality,...


Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert D. Rosenbaum
0313259496
Dec 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
Drawn from the Hofstra University series of Presidential conferences, this volume collects a diverse set of essays that explore the life and times of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Treated in depth are Roosevelt's political beginnings and his life as a politician, the tumultuous World War II years, the New Deal and its legacy, and the political emergence of Eleanor Roosevelt in an era that saw few women in public life. "these papers provide a good sense of the complexity of the man, his policies, and some of the people who were personally and politically close to him. . . . It is of value to serious students of twentieth-century American history, as well as those interested in public policy and the presidency." Perspective

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HERBERT D. ROSENBAUM is Professor of Political...


Great Speeches: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
0486408949
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
27 representative speeches spanning the career of one of the greatest speakers in American political history. High points include FDR’s First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1933—"the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"); his message to Congress, delivered the day after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor ("a date which will live in infamy"); and his Fourth Inaugural Address. Provides history students and general readers alike with a useful reference and a wonderful window on the Roosevelt years.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom
Conrad Black
1586482823
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Flying over the Nile near Cairo in October 1943, President Roosevelt looked down and quipped, "Ah, my friend the Sphinx." Sometimes portrayed that way by cartoonists in his time, he is utterly unsphinxlike in Lord Black's new biography. Massive and moving, barbed yet balanced, it is scrupulously objective and coldly unsparing of agenda-ridden earlier biographers and historians. It leaps to the head of the class of Rooseveltian lives and will be difficult to supersede. To Black, the Canadian-born media mogul (he owns the London Daily Telegraph and the Chicago Sun-Times, among other papers worldwide), the second Roosevelt was, apart from Lincoln perhaps as savior of the Union, the greatest American president, and with no exceptions the greatest of its politicians. No FDR-haters have exposed, credibly, more of...


Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Timothy M. Walch
0313306087
Apr 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“...one of the real contributions of this volume is that it reveals the degree to which Roosevelt haunted Hoover in the years after 1932, a story that is at once disturbing, sad, and poignant....a collection that enhances our understanding of these men and their era.”–Book Notices

Book Description
A selection of historical materials documenting the early collaboration and later rivalry of Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, this volume chronicles the time from their work together during the Wilson administration to Roosevelt's death in 1945.

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