The Last 100 Days: FDR At War And At Peace
- Biographies & Memoirs, World War II, American Presidents
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FDR's final act
The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal. Yet as David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.
Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is a revealing portrait of a president driven by a sense of personal responsibility, and a man who-even in declining health-displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.
"Using newly available archival sources, such as memos from his physicians who kept his secrets, the Grace Tully papers, and those of Sarah Churchill, present at the Yalta Conference, as well as a ‘recently constructed day-to-day calendar of his activities and contacts,' the author assembles an impressively authoritative look at Roosevelt's last days.... An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader."-Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
David B. Woolner is a Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the editor/co-editor of four books on FDR, and a consultant to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. He also worked closely with Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward on the 2014 documentary, The Roosevelts.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||December 12, 2017|