FDR and His Hudson Valley Neighbors

FDR and His Hudson Valley Neighbors

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Many have attempted to define and describe Franklin D. Roosevelt. Any understanding of the enigma that was F.D.R. must examine the roots that were so firmly established in the Delano and Roosevelt families, and in the rural nature of the mid-Hudson Valley and Dutchess County of the 19th century. The complexity of the man and the myth must be seen in relationship to the time, the place and the people who provided his roots. Roots that could withstand the political storms of the 20th century. F.D.R.'s relationship to the world of the Hudson Valley and Dutchess County has often been ignored in favor of the more inclusive global frame of reference. This book examines the relationship of F.D.R. to the residents of the Hudson Valley to explain the significance of that relationship to the private and public life of F.D.R.show more

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  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
  • Hudson House Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587769417
  • 9781587769412

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"Ken Moody knows more about the Roosevelt family than just about anyone! Based on his exhaustive research in Hyde Park, F.D.R. and His Hudson Valley Neighbors will be a valuable resource for any historian who wants to understand the Roosevelts place among their Hudson Valley kin, neighbors and employees. " -- Rebecca Edwards "Eloise Ellery Professor of History, Vassar College, author of New Spirits: Americans in the ?Gilded Age? 1865-1905"show more

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