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Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Russell Freedman.

By: Freedman, Russell.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1990Description: 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 089919379X; 9780899193793; 0395629780; 9780395629789.Subject(s): Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Juvenile literature | Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.DDC classification: 973.917/092 | 92 | B Other classification: NQ 5340
Contents:
The man who changed America -- Growing up rich -- Love and politics -- Dr. Roosevelt -- To the White House -- FDR and the Great Depression -- The most complicated man -- War clouds -- Commander in Chief -- The road to peace -- Places to visit -- FDR photo album.
Summary: Photographs and text trace the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from his birth in 1882 through his youth, early political career, and presidency, to his death in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1945.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194) and index.

The man who changed America -- Growing up rich -- Love and politics -- Dr. Roosevelt -- To the White House -- FDR and the Great Depression -- The most complicated man -- War clouds -- Commander in Chief -- The road to peace -- Places to visit -- FDR photo album.

Photographs and text trace the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt from his birth in 1882 through his youth, early political career, and presidency, to his death in Warm Springs, Georgia, in 1945.

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Gr 5-8 --As in Lincoln: A Photobiography (Clarion, 1987), Freedman has taken a larger-than-life historical figure about whom innumerable volumes have been written and has retold the story of one man's life in the context of his times. The carefully researched, highly readable text and extremely effective coordination of black-and-white photographs chronicle Roosevelt's priviledged youth, his early influences, and his maturation. Drawing on first-hand observations of his family, friends, and enemies, as well as Roosevelt's own diary entries, Freedman formulates a composite picture of a complex, enigmatic individual and a consummate politician. Roosevelt's public career is given further significance because of the cataclysmic events of the Depression and the tumultuous war years during his presidency. As controversial as many of his programs and policies were or have come to be, no one could ever call to question his dedication, his initiative, or the energy he brought to the job. His all too human shortcomings are just as clearly delineated. Even students with little or no background in American history will find this an intriguing and inspirational human portrait.-- Luann Toth, School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Russell Freedman was born in San Francisco, California on October 11, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951. After college, he served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War. After his military service, he became a reporter and editor with the Associated Press. In 1956, he took a position at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in New York, where he did publicity writing for television. In 1965, he became a full-time writer. <p> His first book, Teenagers Who Made History, was published in 1961. He went on to publish more than 60 nonfiction titles for young readers including Immigrant Kids, Cowboys of the Old West, Indian Chiefs, Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, Confucius: The Golden Rule, Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Vietnam: A History of the War, and The Sinking of the Vasa. He received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography and three Newbery Honors for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, and The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. He also received the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Sibert Medal, a Sibert Honor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He died on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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