He was one of the fastest-rising politicians in the nation when he was stricken with polio. During his long recovery, he honed many of the qualities that served him so well during his presidency. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a fighter. Afflicted with a debilitating disease that robbed him of the power to walk, he refused to succumb to despair. Biography tells the remarkable story of FDR's decade-long battle with polio and his fight to return to political prominence. Learn how he taught himself to "walk" by using his sons and a cane for support, despite having no strength in his hips. Biographers and historians tell how he rehabilitated his career with his successful bid to be Governor of New York, and how he was helped in his quest by a natural political rival who thought he didn't have to worry about Roosevelt because "he'll be dead within the year." "FDR: Years of Crisis" is filled with incredible footage, including excerpts from the nominating speech at the Democratic convention of 1928 that re-established his place in the party, and paved his way to the presidency.