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The Definitive FDR, James MacGregor Burns

The Definitive FDR
The Definitive FDR
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James MacGregor Burns
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the dramatic, eventful, and inspirational life of the thirty-second president of the United States. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in US history, reshaping the country during the crises of the Great Depression and World War II. James MacGregor Burns's magisterial two-volume biography tells the complete life story of the fascinating political figure. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882-1940): Before his ascension to the presidency, FDR laid the groundwork for his unprecedented run with decades of canny political maneuvering and steady consolidation of power. Hailed by the New York Times as "a sensitive, shrewd, and challenging book" and by Newsweek as "a case study unmatched in American political writings," The Lion and the Fox details Roosevelt's youth and education, his rise to national prominence, all the way through his first two terms as president. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1940-1945): The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning history of FDR's final years examines the president's skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for postwar peace. Acclaimed by William Shirer as "the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years," and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as "engrossing, informative, endlessly readable," The Soldier of Freedom is a moving profile of a leader gifted with rare political talent in an era of extraordinary challenges
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The definitive FDR
The Definitive FDR, James MacGregor Burns
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  • Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882-1940); Title Page; Contents; Preface; Part One: The Education of a Politician; I.A Beautiful Frame; The Seed and the Soil; Groton: Education for What?; Harvard: The Gold Coast; II. Albany: The Young Lion; Uncle Ted and Cousin Eleanor; The Race for the Senate; The College Kid and the Tammany Beast; Farmer-Labor Representative; III. Washington: The Politician as Bureaucrat; A Roosevelt on the Job; Tammany Wins Again; War Leader; IV. Crusade for the League; Challenge and Response; 1920 -- The Solemn Referendum
  • Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882--1940) -- Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1940--1945)
  • ""A Leadership of Frankness and Vigor""America First; X. President of All the People?; An Artist in Government; The Broker State at Work; The Politics of Broker Leadership; Rupture on the Right; XI. The Grapes of Wrath; The Little Foxes; Labor: New Millions and New Leaders; Left! Right! Left!; XII. Thunder on the Right; Thunderbolts from the Bench; Roosevelt as a Conservative; Roosevelt and the Radicals; XIII. Foreign Policy by Makeshift; Good Neighbors and Good Fences; Storm Clouds and Storm Cellars; The Law of the Jungle; The Politician as Foreign Policy Maker
  • Roosevelt as a Party LeaderXIX. Diplomacy: Pinpricks and Protest; Munich: No Risks, No Commitments; The Storm Breaks; Roosevelt as a Political Leader; Part Five: Through the Traps; XX. The Soundless Struggle; The Sphinx; The Hurricane of Events; ""We Want Roosevelt!""; XXI. An Old Campaigner, a New Campaign; The Hoarse and Strident Voice; Lion versus Sea Lion; The Two-Week Blitz; The Future in Balance; Epilogue. The Culmination; Roosevelt as War Lord; Roosevelt as Peace Leader; Democracy's Aristocrat; Warrior's Home-Coming; A Note on the Study of Political Leadership; Image Gallery
  • The Rising PoliticianPart Two: The Rise to Power; V. Interlude: The Politician as Businessman; Ordeal; Dear Al and Dear Frank; Summons to Action; VI. Apprenticeship in Albany; The Politics of the Empire State; The Anatomy of Stalemate; The Power of Party; VII. Nomination by a Hairbreadth; The Political Uses of Corruption; Battle at the Grass Roots; The Magic Two-Thirds; VIII. The Curious Campaign; The Fox and the Elephant; The Stage Is Set; Roosevelt on the Eve; Part Three: Rendezvous with Destiny; IX. A Leader in the White House; ""A Day of Consecration""; ""Action, and Action Now""
  • XIV. 1936: The Grand CoalitionThe Politics of the Deed; ""I Accept the Commission""; ""We Have Only Just Begun to Fight""; Roosevelt as a Political Tactician; Part Four: The Lion at Bay; XV. Court Packing: The Miscalculated Risk; Bombshell; Guerrilla Warfare; Breaches in the Grand Coalition; Not with a Bang but a Whimper; XVI. The Roosevelt Recession; Cloudburst; Palace Struggle for a Program; Roosevelt as an Economist; XVII. Deadlock on the Potomac; Squalls on Capitol Hill; The Broken Spell; Too Little, Too Late; XVIII. Fissures in the Party; The Donkey and the Stick; The Struggle for Power
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