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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

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When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency.

This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life—the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents.

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With a searching new analysis of primary sources, NBCC Award winner James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II.

About the Author

James Tobin is an associate professor of journalism at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A former prizewinning reporter, he earned a PhD in history from the University of Michigan. His first book, Ernie Pyle's War, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of To Conquer the Air, Great Projects, and First to Fly. Charles Constant has been a storyteller from a very young age; just ask the grammar school teachers who had the misfortune to try to collect homework from him. His professional storytelling career began at the age of thirteen, when he became an Actor's Equity Association apprentice and had the opportunity to work with "old-timers" such as John Carradine and Richard Chamberlain, after which his path in life seemed clear.After training in Chicago and London, Charles has gone on to appear onstage in theaters across the country. Now living in Los Angeles, he can occasionally be seen on television and in film.

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ISBN:
9781452666976
Author:
Tobin, James
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Constant, Charles
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in

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