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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The People's President · Great Lives

by John W. Selfridge


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Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of twentieth-century politics and government, and great Americans.

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." With these resounding words and innovative, often controversial, programs Franklin D. Roosevelt stirred a nation to confront and triumph over the Great Depression of the 1930s, the gravest domestic crisis since the Civil War. Roosevelt then led the U.S. to victory over twin menaces from abroad—Nazi Germany and Japan—in World War II. It was a dazzling display of sustained, imaginative leadership that changed the presidency, and the country, forever.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The People's President depicts the life and times of one of America's best-loved presidents. Roosevelt paid little heed to his personal adversity—the polio that crippled his legs. Listen to his radio addresses—the famed "fireside chats"—and see how he showed the American people just how much a president can do.

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Random House Publishing Group
Ballantine Books
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Great Lives


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