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A First-Class Temperament : The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928
by Geoffrey C. Ward


Overview - In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction.
In these pages, FDR comes alive as a fond but absent father and an often unfeeling husband--the story of Eleanor Roosevelt s struggle to build a life independent of him is chronicled in full as well as a charming but pampered patrician trying to find his way in the sweaty world of everyday politics and all-too willing willing to abandon allies and jettison principle if he thinks it will help him move up the political ladder. But somehow he also finds within himself the courage and resourcefulness to come back from a paralysis that would have crushed a less resilient man and then go on to meet and master the two gravest crises of his time."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804173353
  • ISBN-10: 0804173354
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 944
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.23 x 1.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.92 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
Books > History > United States - 20th Century
Books > History > United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic

 
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