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Publishers Weekly, 3/26/12
Weintraub paints a vivid portrait of the public mood and of FDR literally willing himself to victory with a relatively unknown running mate, Harry Truman Historically satisfying, bringing the events to life with telling anecdotes, Weintraub’s book portrays a political icon determined to make his mark on America and the world in the twilight of his life.”
Milwaukee Shepherd-Express, 7/3/12
[A] well-researched and entertaining voyage through that long-ago, unprecedented campaign.”
He ran for a fourth term...and...won.
I don't think the book makes clear why he was chosen as the Republican nominee or why party leaders thought he had a reasonable chance to defeat Roosevelt.
While not adding anything new to the history, the book does do a nice job at keeping the reader interested and moves along at a good pace.
This is a very good history of FDR's final presidential campaign in 1944. It chronicles that he was not well, bet felt compelled to run for re-election while the US was still at... Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. Willoughby
I found this book to be very amazing. I knew that FDR's health was poor during his last term, but was not aware of how truly ill he was. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nancy Klobnak
Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War Two Presidential Campaign, by Stanley Weintraub (Da Capo Press, 2012) is an enlightening look at Presidential politics near the end of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Justin Oldham
While not adding anything new to the history, the book does do a nice job at keeping the reader interested and moves along at a good pace.Published 22 months ago by E. Coughlin
As another reviewer aptly points out, Mr. Weintraub is the author of many books and at this stage of his career appears to be less than vigilant in checking his facts. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven Lomazow, M.D.
FINAL VICTORY: FDR'S EXTRAORDINARY WORLD WAR II PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN is author Stanley Weintraub's fiftieth book, give or take a few, and it feels a bit like it. Mr. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Konrei