Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny

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Rating : 4.85 (591 Votes)
Asin : 0316292613
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 710 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-12-19
Language : English

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Photos. "This is as fine a one-volume biography of the 32nd president as we are likely to get," said PW. From Publishers Weekly Freidel portrays FDR as a decisive visionary who rescued the nation's economy and defended democracy on a worldwide basis, disputing opponents who perceive him as shallow, incompetent and dictatorial. . Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc

The best single-volume biography of our greatest twentieth-century present Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Complete & complex. This one volume biography of FDR is probably the best distillate possible, though the task is daunting and the result is less than perfect. At times, the book 'drags' a bit, particularly through the 30s. Explanations of New Deal politics perhaps don't lend themselves to the kind of exciting story-telling that wartime meetings at places such as Tehran and Yalta do. In fact, I sometimes felt the book lapsed into an economics textbook, but it is still mostly quite readable. Freidel does not editorialize much about his subject and so (fortunately) one is left to draw one's own conclusions about FDR.. Gio said Destiny Here Means the War, not the Depression. I've revisited this book, which I read years ago, with hopes of including it in my set of recent reviews of books about the Depression of the 19Destiny Here Means the War, not the Depression I've revisited this book, which I read years ago, with hopes of including it in my set of recent reviews of books about the Depression of the 1930s. I hear so much ill-informed chatter from self-defined conservatives about the New Deal that I feel an urge to provide the reading material to deepen their understanding. This book, however, although it is the standard biography of FDR in many college classes, offers very little insight into the New Deal years, spending most of its energy on the later wartime FDR. It is unquestionably a book of muted adulation, almost a hagiography, and Roosevelt detractors will . 0s. I hear so much ill-informed chatter from self-defined conservatives about the New Deal that I feel an urge to provide the reading material to deepen their understanding. This book, however, although it is the standard biography of FDR in many college classes, offers very little insight into the New Deal years, spending most of its energy on the later wartime FDR. It is unquestionably a book of muted adulation, almost a hagiography, and Roosevelt detractors will . William Steck said Fast Paced Account of a Very Important President's Life. Obviously, a life like Roosevelt's is hard to condense into just one book due to the breadth of its importance and his impact on U.S. history. FDR's complex personality makes it even more difficult. Frank Freidel does a pretty good job of it in "A rendezvous with Destiny." The book starts with a brief look at FDR's early life, and ends with his death just after Yalta. The bulk of the book covers his political years.I really liked Freidel's account of FDR trying to manipulate gold prices. You really get a good behind the scenes look of FDR trying to implement his programs in the early 19Fast Paced Account of a Very Important President's Life Obviously, a life like Roosevelt's is hard to condense into just one book due to the breadth of its importance and his impact on U.S. history. FDR's complex personality makes it even more difficult. Frank Freidel does a pretty good job of it in "A rendezvous with Destiny." The book starts with a brief look at FDR's early life, and ends with his death just after Yalta. The bulk of the book covers his political years.I really liked Freidel's account of FDR trying to manipulate gold prices. You really get a good behind the scenes look of FDR trying to implement his programs in the early 1930's. You will discove. 0's. You will discove

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