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The Essential Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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With his new memorial in Washington, D.C., there is renewed interest in FDR. Here is the only one-volume collection of his speeches and messages -- even his fireside chats -- with an introduction that provides a valuable historical overview of Roosevelt's presidency and his impact on the American people. A photograph of the new memorial taken by noted historical photograph ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published January 25th 1995 by Gramercy
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This book is a collection of speeches by Franklin Roosevelt from when he was Governor of New York until his message to Congress about the Yalta Conference a little over a month before he died. It includes his Fireside Chats, annual messages to Congress, Inaugural Addresses, speeches to political conventions, other speeches and messages he sent to Hitler, Mussolini and Japan before America's entry into World War II. There's an introduction by the editor, but I feel that the selections would've be ...more
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms of office. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war.

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