The Resource FDR, Jean Edward Smith

FDR, Jean Edward Smith

Label
FDR
Title
FDR
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.S58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
FDR, Jean Edward Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [791]-825) and index
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Contents
Heritage -- My son Franklin -- Keeping the name in the family -- Albany -- Awakening -- Anchors aweigh -- War -- Lucy -- The campaign of 1920 -- Polio -- Governor -- Albany redux -- Nomination -- Nothing to fear -- One hundred days -- New deal ascendant -- Hubris -- Low tide -- On the brink -- Stab in the back -- Four more years -- Arsenal of democracy -- Day of infamy -- Commander in chief -- D-Day -- Last post
Control code
ocm71350593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 858 p.
Isbn
9781400061211
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006043087
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2293067x
System control number
rm2293067x

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