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The Resource Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alan Brinkley

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alan Brinkley

Label
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Title
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
Alan Brinkley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This...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...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."--Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brinkley, Alan
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.B75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
American Council of Learned Societies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Presidents
Label
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alan Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in association with the American Council of Learned Societies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-116)
Control code
15803380
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 116 p.
Isbn
9780199732029
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009027690
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn406174919
Label
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alan Brinkley
Publication
Note
Published in association with the American Council of Learned Societies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-116)
Control code
15803380
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 116 p.
Isbn
9780199732029
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009027690
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn406174919

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