Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Robert Dallek
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241315859
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From the acclaimed author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, the biography of one of America's greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt was the only American president ever to serve four terms. He came from the highest echelons of American society, and though progressively incapacitated by polio from the age of thirty-nine, never showed the slightest self-pity, refusing to allow the disease to constrain his ambition or his place in public life. During the Depression of the 1930s he became the foremost presidential champion of the needy, instituted the famous New Deal and brought about revolutionary changes in America's social and political institutions. Two years into the Second World War he persuaded Americans that it was their unavoidable duty to fight, and brought about a profound reversal in the country's foreign policy. During that titanic conflict he formed a unique friendship with Winston Churchill, and became the central figure in the Western Alliance. Dallek attributes FDR's success to two remarkable political insights. First, more than any other president, he understood that effectiveness in American politics depended on building a national consensus and commanding stable long-term popular support. Second, he made the presidency the central, most influential institution in modern America's political system. In addressing the country's international and domestic problems, Roosevelt recognized the vital importance of remaining closely attentive to the full range of public sentiment around the decisions made by government-perhaps his most enduring lesson in effective leadership. In an era of national and international division, there could be no more timely biography of America's preeminent twentieth-century leader than one that demonstrates his unparalleled ability as a uniter and consensus maker.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Jeffrey W. Coker
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323379
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Traces the life of the thirty-second president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led the country through the Depression and the Second World War.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Hourly History
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974024490
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One of America's most influential presidents was a man who could not walk. The polio that struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was a future political star did not diminish him. Instead, against all expectations, it was the agent that forged his destiny. He came from an affluent family; a cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, had been president; another Roosevelt cousin, Eleanor, would become the wife who transformed the role of First Lady into her version of the bully pulpit. However, FDR's path to politics was far different from the one that Theodore traveled. The pampered son of an elderly father and the strong-willed Sara Delano Roosevelt showed no particular acumen in his youth. FDR was not a scholar or an athlete of great renown. His romantic endeavors were awkward. What, then, created the dynamic leader who inspired a nation to believe in itself when it was reeling from the Great Depression and the shadow of war across the ocean? Perhaps it was adversity itself that transformed the golden boy into the tested president who vowed that America would not fall, that the economy would recover, that liberty would triumph over oppression. He had seen in his own life how, deprived of the use of his legs, he was nonetheless able to mobilize a nation by his energetic example. It's true that Franklin Delano Roosevelt could not walk. But it was because of him that the United States of America was able, in the tumultuous years of the Great Depression and World War II, to remain standing when nations all around the world were falling.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Editor: Boston : G.K. Hall
ISBN: 9780816186679
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125 biographers, historians, and political scientists present their views on 321 topics concerning Roosevelt's life and times.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Steve Potts
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736844659
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A brief biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States.

Franklin D Roosevelt And The Making Of Modern America

Author: Allan M. Winkler
Editor: Pearson College Division
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This clear and concise biography of FDR for the Library of American Biography series immerses students in both the personal and political life of one of the twentieth century's most important figures,during whose presidency the country experienced two of its severest crises: The Great Depression and World War II. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in theLibrary of American Biography series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American History and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This text incorporates the latest scholarship and draws upon the longer, far more extensive studies of Roosevelt's life and times, but makes the story accessible to students in both survey and upper division courses in American history.

The Marketing Of World War Ii In The Us 1939 1946

Author: Albert N. Greco
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030395197
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From the late 1930s until December 7, 1941, isolationism and an antipathy toward war in Europe were strong political currents in the US. However, once the US entered World War II, the entire apparatus of the US government was mobilized to “market” the war to Americans who were incredulous and horrified about the attack at Pearl Harbor. Americans wanted immediate and detailed information from the US government and the nation’s media and entertainment companies about the recent military disasters. This book analyzes the complex relationships between the US government and the entire media and entertainment industries between 1939 and 1946. The US government realized in early 1942 that it needed to forge an alliance with the media and entertainment industries to create and maintain support for the war. The Office of War Information (OWI) was the US government agency acting as the liaison between Washington and the diverse media and entertainment industries; and all of them confronted a series of major issues and concerns to convince Americans to support the war effort. This book offers business historians an examination of the complex and sometimes tense relationships between the OWI and the radio, magazine, newspaper, and motion picture industries.

The Roosevelt Presence

Author: Patrick J. Maney
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520216372
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Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only 20th-century president consistently ranked by historians with the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln. His leadership in the dark hours of the Depression and the Second World War has endowed him in the eyes of many with an aura of greatness. This book reexamines Roosevelt's life and legacy--for good and for ill. 16 illustrations.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Patrick Renshaw
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582438033
Size: 13,36 MB
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the thirty-second president of the United States, describing his leadership during the Depression and World War II and how he reshaped the political culture in the United States.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,
ISBN: 2808002548
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political career of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States. When Roosevelt was first elected in 1932, the USA was in the midst of the Great Depression, a major economic crisis. Thanks to a series of progressive, interventionist measures known collectively as the New Deal, the new president was able to set the economy on the path to recovery and drastically reduce unemployment. He also steered his country through the Second World War and played a crucial role in the establishment of the postwar world order, notably through his contribution to the creation of the United Nations. In just 50 minutes you will: • Find out about Roosevelt’s political career, from his days as governor of the state of New York to his four terms as president • Understand the main programmes of the New Deal and their impact on the American economy • Learn about Roosevelt’s leadership during the Second World War and find out how he contributed to the peace process ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.