Biographies & Memoirs

FDR

FDR

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. 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.

Chapter 1: HERITAGE

Chapter 2: MY SON FRANKLIN

Chapter 3: KEEPING THE NAME IN THE FAMILY

Chapter 4: ALBANY

Chapter 5: AWAKENING

Chapter 6: ANCHORS AWEIGH

Chapter 7: WAR

Chapter 8: LUCY

Chapter 9: THE CAMPAIGN OF 1920

Chapter 10: POLIO

Chapter 11: GOVERNOR

Chapter 12: ALBANY REDUX

Chapter 13: NOMINATION

Chapter 14: NOTHING TO FEAR

Chapter 15: ONE HUNDRED DAYS

Chapter 16: NEW DEAL ASCENDANT

Chapter 17: HUBRIS

Chapter 18: LOW TIDE

Chapter 19: ON THE BRINK

Chapter 20: STAB IN THE BACK

Chapter 21: FOUR MORE YEARS

Chapter 22: ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY

Chapter 23: DAY OF INFAMY

Chapter 24: COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Chapter 25: D-DAY

Chapter 26: LAST POST

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