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Preeminent historian and biographer Stanley Weintraub recaptures FDR's striking last campaign and the year's momentous events, from the rainy city streets where Roosevelt rode in an open car to the battlefronts where the commander-in-chief's forces were closing in on Hitler and Hirohito.
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STANLEY WEINTRAUB is a National Book Award finalist and a former Guggenheim fellow. Professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, he is the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night and 11 Days in December, and is an expert on George Bernard Shaw. He lives in Newark, Delaware.Review:
''In this well-researched, engaging history, Weintraub effectively brings the players to life, portraying the public and private faces of the witty, indomitable FDR and his opponent, the stiff, humorless New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey . . . A well-drawn political history of FDR's last days.'' --Kirkus
''Weintraub, a historian and bestselling author, dissects Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic fourth and last presidential campaign...Historically satisfying, bringing the events to life with telling anecdotes (like Truman's terrifying, prescient 'nightmare that Roosevelt had died and he, Harry S. Truman, was now president'), Weintraub's book portrays a political icon determined to make his mark on America and the world in the twilight of his life.'' --Publishers Weekly
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