Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion Of Freedom

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion Of Freedom

by Conrad Black

Publicaffairs | March 16, 2005 | Trade Paperback |

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus, having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War. Elected to four terms as president, he transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known. Only Abraham Lincoln did more to save America from destruction. But FDR is such a large figure that historians tend to take him as part of the landscape, focusing on smaller aspects of his achievements or carping about where he ought to have done things differently. Few have tried to assess the totality of FDR''s life and career.

Conrad Black rises to the challenge. In this magisterial biography, Black makes the case that FDR was the most important person of the twentieth century, transforming his nation and the world through his unparalleled skill as a domestic politician, war leader, strategist, and global visionary--all of which he accomplished despite a physical infirmity that could easily have ended his public life at age thirty-nine. Black also takes on the great critics of FDR, especially those who accuse him of betraying the West at Yalta. Black opens a new chapter in our understanding of this great man, whose example is even more inspiring as a new generation embarks on its own rendezvous with destiny.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1328 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: March 16, 2005

Publisher: Publicaffairs

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1586482823

ISBN - 13: 9781586482824

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion Of Freedom

by Conrad Black

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1328 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: March 16, 2005

Publisher: Publicaffairs

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1586482823

ISBN - 13: 9781586482824

About the Book

In this extraordinary and eminently readable assessment, Black--a staunch conservative--takes to task the Roosevelt naysayers, lays bare the Yalta myth, and makes a surprising and compelling case that FDR was the most influential and important person of the 20th century.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus, having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War. Elected to four terms as president, he transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known. Only Abraham Lincoln did more to save America from destruction. But FDR is such a large figure that historians tend to take him as part of the landscape, focusing on smaller aspects of his achievements or carping about where he ought to have done things differently. Few have tried to assess the totality of FDR''s life and career.

Conrad Black rises to the challenge. In this magisterial biography, Black makes the case that FDR was the most important person of the twentieth century, transforming his nation and the world through his unparalleled skill as a domestic politician, war leader, strategist, and global visionary--all of which he accomplished despite a physical infirmity that could easily have ended his public life at age thirty-nine. Black also takes on the great critics of FDR, especially those who accuse him of betraying the West at Yalta. Black opens a new chapter in our understanding of this great man, whose example is even more inspiring as a new generation embarks on its own rendezvous with destiny.

About the Author

Conrad Black was the chairman and chief executive officer of Hollinger International Inc., among whose newspaper holdings are the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator in London, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Jerusalem Post. He is the author of two previous books published in Canada and became a member of the British House of Lords as Lord Black of Crossharbour in 2001. He divides his time between London, Toronto, and New York.

Editorial Reviews

"Not only the best one-volume life of the 32nd President but the best at any length."
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