Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life

Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life
Dallek, Robert
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  • Published: 2017
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A one-volume biography of Roosevelt , focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers--how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country's foreign relations?--the focus of his book is on Roosevelt as a man dedicated to public affairs, a master politician who skillfully and cannily used the presidency to advance a remarkable national agenda.

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Presidents--United States--Biography.


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Personal Author:

Dallek, Robert,


Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek

Publication Info:

London : Allen Lane, 2017

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Physical description:

x, 692 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

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still image

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General Note:

Includes bibliographical references and index

Personal subject:

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Subject term:

Presidents--United States--Biography.

Geographic term:

United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.

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United States--Politics and government--1919-1933.

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