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"No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of
American government," notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of
America's thirty-second president. "And no president since Lincoln has served
through darker or more difficult times. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. It brought
out his greatness, and his guile. It triggered his almost uncanny ability to
communicate effectively with people of all kinds. And at times, it helped him
excoriate his enemies, and to revel in doing so."
This brilliant, compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise
from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of
international diplomacy, the American party system, and the government's role
in global and domestic policy. Brinkley, the National Book Award-winning New
Deal historian, provides a clear, concise introduction to Roosevelt's
sphinx-like character and remarkable achievements. In a vivid narrative packed
with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in
upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe
and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and
his initial entry into politics. From there, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's
rise to the presidency, a position in which FDR remained until death, through
an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Throughout the book, Brinkley
elegantly blends FDR's personal life with his professional one, providing a
lens into the President's struggles with polio and his somewhat distant
relationship with the first lady.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic
crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war
ever recorded. His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new
century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish.