Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hardcover | January 30, 2010

byAlan Brinkley

not yet rated|write a review
"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 BookAward-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 aristocraticlifestyle 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 inoffice. 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 canaccomplish.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$14.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

"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...

Alan Brinkley is Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he served as Provost from 2003-2009. He has published numerous books, including the National Book Award-winning Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression; The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War; and Liber...

other books by Alan Brinkley

Studies in Hegel: Reprint 1960
Studies in Hegel: Reprint 1960

Kobo ebook|Dec 6 2012

$123.89 online$160.90list price(save 23%)
The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom
The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition: A Pr...

Kobo ebook|Jun 15 2011

$21.29 online$27.56list price(save 22%)
Politics at the Turn of the Century
Politics at the Turn of the Century

Kobo ebook|Jul 17 2001

$38.49 online$49.99list price(save 23%)
see all books by Alan Brinkley
Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 4 × 0.8 inPublished:January 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199732027

ISBN - 13:9780199732029

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Reviews