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Franklin D. Roosevelt : a rendezvous with destiny / by Frank Freidel.

By: Freidel, Frank Burt.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1990Edition: 1st ed.Description: viii, 710 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0316292605; 9780316292603; 0316292613 (8pbk.)); 9780316292610 (8pbk.)).Subject(s): Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | New Deal, 1933-1939 | United States -- History -- 1933-1945DDC classification: 973.917/092 | B LOC classification: E807 | .F75 1990Other classification: 15.85 | NQ 5340 | u 151 | u 156 | u 156.1 | u 158 | 15.87 Summary: Traces Roosevelt's life, emphasizing the forces that shaped his political views and policies.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [611]-664).

Traces Roosevelt's life, emphasizing the forces that shaped his political views and policies.

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One volume has been too small a vessel for most FDR biographers. Five multivolume projects are on the shelves, while only three recent works of significance measure Roosevelt's entire life in a single book. The latest is Freidel's, whose Franklin D. Roosevelt (1952-73), even in four volumes, doesn't go past 1933. The graceful narrative of that magnum opus is absent in the author's new work, which is not so much a true biography as a distillation of the mass of Roosevelt scholarship. Freidel's new life concentrates on Roosevelt's presidency, with public events the consistent focus, and the private man left mainly alone. What results is the most authoritative of the one-volume works; but Nathan Miller's FDR ( LJ 1/1/83) will often be the best choice for nonacademic readers, and Ted Morgan's FDR ( LJ 11/1/85) is also available. For all college and many public libraries.-- Robert F. Nardini, N. Chichester, N.H. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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