Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1940–1945) (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, May 8, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 748 pages
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Burns’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning history of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s final years The second entry in James Macgregor Burns’s definitive two-volume biography of Roosevelt begins with the president’s precedent-breaking third term election in 1940, just as Americans were beginning to face the likelihood of war. Here, Burns examines Roosevelt’s skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for post-war peace. Hailed by William Shirer as “the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years,” and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as “engrossing, informative, endlessly readable,” The Soldier of Freedom is a moving profile of a leader gifted with rare political talent in an era of extraordinary challenges, sacrifices, heroism, and hardship. 
  

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Review: Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945 (Roosevelt #2)

User Review  - Papa Moon - Goodreads

Very detailed and informative biography of FDR during The War, and his final years. Well structured and written. Read full review

Review: Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945 (Roosevelt #2)

User Review  - Chuck Friedenstein - Goodreads

Long and detailed - had to hang in there to finish it. But worth the effort to gain another understanding of "the greatest generation" which preceded me. The biographer is also a Democrat, but ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE Fall 1940
PART ONE THE MISCALCULATED
THE GREAT DEBATE
The Crucibles of Grand Strategy
THE GIRDLE OF DEFEAT
Cold War in the Atlantic
GOVERNMENT AS USUAL

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About the author (2012)

James MacGregor Burns (1918–2014) was a bestselling American historian and political scientist whose work earned both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Born in Boston, Burns fell in love with politics and history at an early age. He earned his BA at Williams College, where he returned to teach history and political science after obtaining his PhD at Harvard and serving in World War II. Burns’s two-volume biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt is considered the definitive examination of the politician’s rise to power, and his groundbreaking writing on the subject of political leadership has influenced scholars for decades. Most recently, he served as the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and as Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland. 

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