Drawn from the Hofstra University series of Presidential conferences, this volume collects a diverse set of essays that explore the life and times of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Treated in depth here are Roosevelt's political beginnings and his life as a politician, the tumultuous World War II years, the New Deal and its legacy, and the political emergence of Eleanor Roosevelt in an era that saw few women in public life. Among the contributors are such distinguished Roosevelt scholars as Frank Friedel, Nathan Miller, D.K. Adams, Sheldon Neuringer, and Daniel Fusfeld. By combining critical assessments with friendly commentary and treating historically vital subjects along with more personal and intimate matters, this book presents a more complete picture of a man whose impact is still felt today than is usually available.