The Dying President

Author: Robert H. Ferrell
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826211712
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In this authoritative account, Robert H. Ferrell shows how the treatment of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's illness in 1944- 1945 was managed by none other than the president himself. Although this powerful American president knew that he suffered from cardiovascular disease, he went to great lengths to hide that fact—both from his physician and from the public. Why Roosevelt disguised the nature of his illness may be impossible to discern fully. He was a secretive man who liked to assign only parts of tasks to his assistants so that he, the president, would be the only one who knew the whole story. The presidency was his life, and he did not wish to give it up. The president's duplicity, though not easily measurable, had a critical effect on his performance. Placed on a four-hour-a-day schedule by his physicians, Roosevelt could apply very little time to his presidential duties. He took long vacations in South Carolina, Warm Springs, the Catoctin Mountains, and Hyde Park, as well as lengthy journeys to Hawaii, Canada, and Yalta. Important decisions were delayed or poorly made. America's policy toward Germany was temporarily abandoned in favor of the so-called Morgenthau Plan, which proposed the "pastoralization" of Germany, turning the industrial heart of Europe into farmland. Roosevelt nearly ruined the choice of Senator Harry S. Truman as his running mate in 1944 by wavering in the days prior to the party's national convention. He negotiated an agreement with Winston Churchill on sharing postwar development of nuclear weapons but failed to let the State Department know. And, in perhaps the most profoundly unwise decision, Roosevelt accepted a fourth term when he could not possibly survive it. In his final year, a year in which he faced crucial responsibility regarding World War II and American foreign policy, Franklin D. Roosevelt failed to serve the nation as a healthy president would have. Reading like a mystery story, The Dying President clears up many of the myths and misunderstandings that have surrounded Roosevelt's last year, finally revealing the truth about this missing chapter in FDR's life.
The President Is Dying
Language: en
Pages: 634
Authors: J. Silvestre
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-30 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

In the eve of the inauguration as President of the Republic, Manfredo Teles is taken quickly to the Hospital of Brasília, where he is operated in emergency. There, it begins, for his wife (Mariana), his family and the people who idolize him, a death expectation that goes on to last
Light Out of Darkness
Language: en
Pages: 20
Authors: Jesse Burgess Thomas
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-08 - Publisher:

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Murdering the President
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: Fred Rosen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn't linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world's first metal detector to locate the bullet
The Alphabet in the Park
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Adélia Prado
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-01 - Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

This is the first book published in English by of the work of Brazilian poet Adélia Prado. Incorporating poems published over the past fifteen years, The Alphabet in the Park is a book of passion and intelligence, wit and instinct. These are poems about human concerns, especially those of women,
The Life of William McKinley & The Story of His Assassination (Illustrated Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Marshall Everett
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-11 - Publisher: e-artnow

This book gives us the vivid insight into the incredible life and achievements of President McKinley, not to focus solely on his tragic death. The author nevertheless describes in graphic words the assassination. It is a word picture that will linger forever in the memory of every reader, calling forth