A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt

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HarperPerennial, 1989 - Presidents - 889 pages
Drawing upon thousands of original documents as well as interviews with Roosevelt family members and others who knew Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt intimately, this book provides a vivid, unsentimental, sometimes startling biography of the young lawyer who became our thirty-second president.

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A first-class temperament: the emergence of Franklin Roosevelt

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This eagerly awaited second volume of Ward's work on FDR's early years is not a full-scale political biography, but more a human portrait of his character and personality. (Volume 1 is Before the ... Read full review


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Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of 11 books, & has written for numerous documentary films. He lives in New York City.

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