FDR: the beckoning of destiny, 1882-1928 : a history

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Random House, Oct 12, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 936 pages
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This winner of the Francis Parkman prize--and first volume of a monumental biography--sets Roosevelt's life against the background and events of almost half a century to show how the man and his career were shaped by the world in which he lived. A National Book Award nominee.

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User Review  - gmillar - LibraryThing

Real good stuff. It took a long time for me to read it, in the "dipping" way that I do, but I never lost track of the story. Mr Davis has crafted this history very well. Be aware though, that it does finish at 1928. It doesn't get into FDR's governorship or presidency. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

A biographer of Eisenhower, Lindbergh, and Adlai Stevenson as well as a novelist, Kenneth S. Davis was awarded the prestigious Francis Parkman Prize for FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, which was also a nominee for the National Book Award. In addition, his next two volumes on FDR were both chosen as among the ten best books of the year by The New York Times.

A graduate of Kansas State University, with a master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin and an honorary doctorate of letters from Assumption College, Davis was a journalism instructor at New York University, a war correspondent attached to General Eisenhower's headquarters, special assistant to Milton Eisenhower, the president of Kansas State University, a member of the State Departm

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