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- File size : 4329 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 594 pages
- ASIN : B007GSU1CQ
- Publication date : May 8, 2012
- Publisher : Open Road Media (May 8, 2012)
- Lending : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #153,789 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Although the author is clearly a fan of FDR, his flaws, weaknesses and mistakes are not ignored, minimized or sugar coated. As a result, the book is both informative and thought provoking, presenting the reader with context, balance, objectivity and insight.
Don't let your preconceived opinion of FDR prevent you from reading the excellent book!!!!!
Hailed by William Shirer as “the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years,” and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as “engrossing, informative, endlessly readable,” The Soldier of Freedom is a moving profile of a leader gifted with rare political talent in an era of extraordinary challenges, sacrifices, heroism, and hardship.
In "Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom," Burns brilliantly encapsulates the wartime presidency of FDR: how he at first met the dual challenge of keeping the United States out of World War II, while at the same time legally making aid to the beleaguered Allies available; and then, once the U.S. entered the war, how he managed to keep the Allied war effort moving toward the ultimate goal of victory over the Axis powers. Burns portrays FDR as a man divided between his principles and ideals on one hand, and his need to take a pragmatic approach to the war on the other. FDR is seen squarely placed at the center of worldwide historical events of the 1940s.
Throughout this outstanding book, which was published in 1970 and won both the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for history and the 1971 National Book Award for History and Biography, Burns' scholarly research is impeccable and interpretations of history are flawless. His prose is elegant, fast-paced, and highly readable. Most highly recommended.