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Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life

Stanley Weintraub

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ISBN 10: 1482929376 / ISBN 13: 9781482929379
Published by Blackstone Audio, 2013
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Title: Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to ...

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Unabridged.

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An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistant secretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned quickly and rose to national visibility during World War I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, he lost the election but not his ambitions. While his stature was rising, his testy marriage to his cousin Eleanor was fraying amid scandal quietly covered up. Even polio a year later would not suppress the ever indomitable Roosevelt and his inevitable ascent. Against the backdrop of a reluctant America's entry into a world war and FDR's hawkish build-up of a modern navy, Washington's gossip-ridden society, and the nation's surging economy, Weintraub summons up the early influences on the young and enterprising nephew of his predecessor, "Uncle Ted."

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Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist and a former Guggenheim fellow. A 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.

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