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This is the standard reference biography of Franklin Roosevelt by probably the best historian of Roosevelt.
I don't really mind that the author has a pro-Roosevelt bias, but he breezes over the highlights of Roosevelt's life without giving out any juicy details.
In case you've noticed, I use the word "history" to describe this book because, while this is a great history, it is not a very good biography.
Roosevelt's life is covered in somewhat broad scope. Hard to feel that you are reading about an individual. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Willoughby
FDR is one of those presidents that, love him or hate him, you can't ignore him. So I picked up this history book a while back to become better informed about the man and his... Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by C.P.M.
When I read the other reviews I wondered if we had read the same book. Unlike the other reviewers, I thought the prose was dry and the details lacking. Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by Robert S. Costic
Was FDR one of the four or five greatest American presidents, a man who worked tirelessly to alleviate the suffering caused by the Great Depression and who was instrumental in our... Read morePublished on August 26, 2003 by James Yanni
The best one volume biography on America's greatest President. As a historian I higly recommend this tome.Published on March 2, 2001 by Chris Hagin, Ph.D.