A First Class Temperament

A First Class Temperament

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In this classic of American biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward tells the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelta€™s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction. In these pages, FDR comes alive as a fond but absent father and an often unfeeling husband--the story of Eleanor Roosevelta€™s struggle to build a life independent of him is chronicled in fulla€“as well as a charming but pampered patrician trying to find his way in the sweaty world of everyday politics and all-too willing willing to abandon allies and jettison principle if he thinks it will help him move up the political ladder. But somehow he also finds within himself the courage and resourcefulness to come back from a paralysis that would have crushed a less resilient man and then go on to meet and master the two gravest crises of his time.always thought part of the answer lay in his desire a€œto escape the complications of his private life. ... He, too, had beenin the room when Franklin and Judge Mack had first discussed a run forthe Assembly. ... Dr. Holt probablyprovided thejustification forthis practice; he did not spellout in his manual preciselyhow this a€œmostanbsp;...

Title:A First Class Temperament
Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Publisher:Vintage - 2014-09-09

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