Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt : Champion of Freedom

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt stands astride American history like a colossus. Having pulled the nation out of the Great Depression and led it to victory in the Second World War, in his four terms as president Roosevelt transformed an inward-looking country into the greatest superpower the world had ever known. Few biographies have been able to capture the full scope, the charisma, and the complexities of the man in full-until Conrad Black's Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this extraordinary and eminently readable assessment, Black-a staunch conservative-takes to task the Roosevelt naysayers, lays bare the Yalta myth, and makes a surprising and compelling case that that FDR was the most influential and important person of the twentieth century. Hailed by critics from all sides of the political spectrum as "masterful," "epic", and the "best biography of Roosevelt yet," Franklin Delano Roosevelt is bar-none the definitive biography of the 32nd president. It is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to understand not only Roosevelt-but the very history of the twentieth century, both in America and throughout the more

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  • Paperback | 1328 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 60mm | 1,800.75g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • export ed
  • 1586482823
  • 9781586482824
  • 668,887

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"Deserves to become the standard one-volume life of FDR". The Economist "One of the best one-volume biographies of Roosevelt yet". The New York Times "A sweeping, occasionally sprawling biography...and an engrossing one, thanks to the storytelling and pungency of its judgments". Wall Street Journal"show more

About Conrad Black

Conrad Black is the former Chairman and chief executive officer of Hollinger International. A member of the House of Lords since 2001 he is the author of two previous books published in Canada. Lord Black currently divides his time between London, Toronto, and New more

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