- Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
- Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-20-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Summing up Roosevelt's legacy, Smith gives us the clearest picture yet of how this quintessential Knickerbocker aristocrat became the common man's president. The result is a powerful account that adds fresh perspectives and draws profound conclusions about a man whose story is widely known but not well understood. Written for the general reader and scholars alike, FDR is a stunning biography in every way worthy of its subject.
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By C. Johnson on 03-25-12
Very good, but then it just ended...
I was truly enjoying this biography of one of America's best Presidents when the story ended as soon as FDR died. No talk about the transition to Harry Truman or the end of WWII.
Story content was in-dept and quite informative and compelling. I learned things about FDR that surprised me, made me proud, and also disappointed me.
His first 100 days in office were, by far, the clearest example of leadership, courage, and optimism of any President in history. While Abe Lincoln was, in my opinion, our most well-rounded President, FDR was an energetic and charismatic leader who actually worked with Congress, and turned the country around during the depression.
If only we had a President with his knowledge, leadership skills, and influencial charm today.
Narrator was also superb! Similar to Edward Hermann.
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