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.
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  • Paperback | 333 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1587769417
  • 9781587769412

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"F. Kennon Moody's "F.D.R. and His Hudson Valley Neighbors" is a fascinating exploration of Dutchess County in New York, where Roosevelt grew up and to which he later turned for knowledge of his fellow citizens, both those who shared his life on the great estates, and the local farmers and townspeople with whom the president felt a strong alliance" -- Hannah Pakula "Historical biographer, and the author of The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Founding of Modern China"
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