Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2008 - History - 896 pages
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A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents.
 
Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed American government during the Depression with his New Deal legislation, and carefully managed the country's prelude to war. Brands shows how Roosevelt's friendship and regard for Winston Churchill helped to forge one of the greatest alliances in history, as Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin maneuvered to defeat Germany and prepare for post-war Europe.




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Review: Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

User Review  - Erwin - Goodreads

896 pages! I wish I would have noticed before I started (electronic version). For me, this was simply far too long. This isn't a history of the world, it was the history of one man, one that 500 years ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

I'm a big fan of this author's books - he's written three very good and readable single volume biographies of Ben Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson - all of whom led busy lives. In his ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
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Acknowledgments
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About the author (2008)

H. W. BRANDS is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of Andrew Jackson, Lone Star Nation, and The Age of Gold, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for biography for The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. He lives in Austin, Texas.


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