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Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century

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No president looms larger in twentieth-century American history than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and few life stories can match his for sheer drama. He was a man of large personality and a president of vast and enduring accomplishments.

Yet, as the distinguished historian Alonzo Hamby argues, FDR’s record as president was more mixed than we are often led to believe. Roosevel
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Hardcover, 512 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Basic Books
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Nov 01, 2016 Ann rated it really liked it
I have read several FDR biographies and this one compares favorably with the others. Even though Roosevelt had flaws as the book points out, he was a masterful politician, and I still rate him as the second best of our presidents--only behind Lincoln. His programs were game changers.
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Outstanding biography by my former college professor. A critical, but fair, overview of the man and his policies. Extremely well written.
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A critical examination of the Roosevelt life and presidency. Hamby finds much to criticize in the New Deal and much to praise in FDR's wartime leadership. The author has distilled a massive literature into one volume, probably the best single volume life of FDR.
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