Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom
Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus, having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War. Elected to four terms as president, he transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known. Only Abraham Lincoln did more to save America from destruction. But FDR is such a large figure that historians tend to take him as part of the landscape, focusing on smaller aspects of his achievements or carping about where he ought to have done things differently. Few have tried to assess the totality of FDR's life and career. In this biography, Conrad Black makes the case that FDR was the most important person of the twentieth century, transforming his nation and the world through his unparalleled skill as a domestic politician, war leader, strategist, and global visionary--all of which he accomplished despite a physical infirmity that could easily have ended his public life at age thirty-nine. Black also takes on the great critics of FDR, especially those who accuse him of betraying the West at Yalta. Black opens a new chapter in our understanding of this great man, whose example is even more inspiring as a new generation embarks on its own rendezvous with destiny.
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This book is a one-volume beast - as such a titanic and misconstrued (both positively and negatively) figure in American history deserves. He is rightly a sphinx, and this is an excellent one-volume study which clears up much of the history concerning the time, revealing his deft political maneuvering, the economic programs which sometimes flopped, but the majority of which were astounding successes and still in use today (e.g. massive electricity projects, including the Hoover Dam), and revitalized the American economy without resorting to the dangerous extremes of totalitarianism, and his brilliant wartime successes and excellent choice of generals. His faults are discussed in equal measure, giving time to his emotional insensitivity to Eleanor, his vaguely dictatorial plan to 'pack' the Supreme Court, and the Japanese internment. This is an astonishing book, and one, if I may humbly offer, should be read more often in these uncertain times.
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This is by by far the most scholarly work on Franklin Roosevelt. Not only have I read it five times, but the fact that it has never gotten boring as many times as I read it. The work may be cumbersome ...
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