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Explore how FDR went from almost dying at birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II
As the 32nd president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents.
Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a career man. He was a bank officer and attended prestigious universities - Harvard University and Columbia University Law School - before practicing law. Additionally, he served as vice president for the Fidelity and Deposit Company. Perhaps most famously, Roosevelt served as governor of New York and president of the United States while he suffered from polio. Instead of allowing the disease to keep him from living a full life, he went above and beyond, training himself to walk without the power of his legs so that his voters would not know that he suffered in any capacity.
What this audiobook aims to do is determine who Franklin D. Roosevelt was as a person outside of the spotlight. This audiobook wants to answer questions about this man. How did he interact with his wife and family? What were his exploits and his vices? His favored hobbies?
Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR is an outline of Franklin D. Roosevelt's life that not only gives a brief overview of his best-known feats but also provides a glimpse into who he was as a person.
Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about FDR!
©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History
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By Elizabeth on 11-04-17

The top book, I love Franklin.

Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to serve more than two terms. He could not walk because he caught a disease called polio. His last words were "I have a terrible headache!" Many people missed him very much after his death.

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By Jim on 11-08-17

A great book........

Takes a strong point of view, but meticulously researched. A seminal work. My congratulations to Lord Black on a great piece of scholarship.

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By Benjamin on 12-06-17

From a purely historical position

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From a purely historical position, there is one avenue of interpretation that simply "is what it is" - the image. it's entirety the collection offers a broad overview of A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR - the man, son, husband, father, politician, leader, and sportsman.

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By Charlotte on 12-06-17

The cold truth of events can often become

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I only recommend this to folks with an academic or deep personal interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. Very dense, detailed biography of his years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Wilson administration with insights into professional and personal concerns of FDR and his wife Eleanor.

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