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

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

Stanley Weintraub


In Young Mr. Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub inspires Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s political and wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistant secretary of the military in 1913, Roosevelt realized speedy and rose to nationwide visibility in international battle I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, he misplaced the election yet now not his goals. whereas his stature used to be emerging, his testy marriage to his cousin Eleanor was once fraying amid scandal quietly coated up. Ever indomitable, even polio a yr later wouldn't suppress his inevitable ascent.

Against the backdrop of a reluctant America’s access right into a global struggle and FDR’s hawkish build-up of a contemporary military, Washington’s gossip-ridden society, and the nation’s surging economic system, Weintraub summons up the early impacts at the younger and enterprising nephew of his predecessor, “Uncle Ted.”

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