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Riassunto: One of today?s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America?s greatest presidents.
This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt?s restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life. Smith recounts FDR?s battles with polio and physical disability, and how these experiences helped forge the resolve that FDR used to surmount the economic turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threat of totalitarianism. Here also is FDR?s private life depicted with unprecedented candor and nuance, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, formidable yet ever supportive and tender; his wife, Eleanor, whose counsel and affection were instrumental to FDR?s public and individual achievements; Lucy Mercer, the great romantic love of FDR?s life; and Missy LeHand, FDR?s longtime secretary, companion, and confidante, whose adoration of her boss was practically limitless.
Smith also tackles head-on and in-depth the numerous failures and miscues of Roosevelt?s public career, including his disastrous attempt to reconstruct the Judiciary; the shameful internment of Japanese-Americans; and Roosevelt?s occasionally self-defeating Executive overreach. Additionally, Smith offers a sensitive and balanced assessment of Roosevelt?s response to the Holocaust, noting its breakthroughs and shortcomings.
Summing up Roosevelt?s legacy, Jean Smith declares that FDR, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. It was Roosevelt who revolutionized the art of campaigning and used the burgeoning mass media to garner public support and allay fears. But more important, Smith gives us the clearest picture yet of how this quintessential Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, 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 far less well understood. Written for the general reader and scholars alike, FDR is a stunning biography in every way worthy of its subject.
L'autore: Jean Edward Smith is the author of twelve books, including the highly acclaimed biographies Grant (a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times Notable Book), John Marshall: Definer of a Nation (a New York Times Notable Book), and Lucius D. Clay: An American Life (a New York Times Notable Book). A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University, Smith taught at the University of Toronto thirty-five years before joining the faculty at Marshall University, where he is the John Marshall Professor of Political Science.
Casa editrice: Random House
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8166762
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP7541662
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Cover has some edgewear. Spine slightly curved. Ex library book. May include library pocket, stickers, stamps, markings, or evidence that these have been removed. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Fullfilled by Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided with every order. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 1AV7OE0007U8_ns
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria 1400061210GOA
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 8598178
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Condizione libro: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: From Pulitzer finalist Smith comes another lucid, well-written, tightly organized biography. The Roosevelt that emerges from this book is a man of enormous complexity. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1400061210
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition, First Printing.. Used. Book and dust jacket have edge and shelf wear. No highlighting, underlining or any other marks. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR PRIORITY SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM.Oversized book may require additional international shipping charges. Codice libro della libreria 103959
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. ** ADVANCE READER'S EDITION PAPERBACK!! Marketing Campaign info on back! Great Collectible! ** Noticeable wear, but still very usable. Interior is free from markings. SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000285852
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. No marks (0%) inside or out, almost like new. Clean hardcover in unclipped dustjacket with very little wear and no tears. Square binding and one nudged corner. NY: Random House, 2007. Stated First Edition with full number line, 1st printing. xx, 858 pages,  pp. of b&w plates. Out-Of-Print. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided. Codice libro della libreria b8s1-161015-01
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Gift inscription FFEP otherwise nice clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 004317