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 army in 1913, Roosevelt discovered fast and rose to nationwide visibility in international conflict I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, he misplaced the election yet no longer his goals. whereas his stature was once emerging, his testy marriage to his cousin Eleanor was once fraying amid scandal quietly coated up. Ever indomitable, even polio a 12 months 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 latest military, Washington’s gossip-ridden society, and the nation’s surging economic climate, Weintraub summons up the early impacts at the younger and enterprising nephew of his predecessor, “Uncle Ted.”

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