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Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the twentieth century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years, his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised, his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democracy in America during the Great Depression and the American cause of freedom in World War II.

Drawing on archival materials, public speeches, personal correspondence, and accounts by family and close associates, acclaimed bestselling historian and biographer H. W. Brands offers a compelling and intimate portrait of Roosevelts life and career.

Brands explores the powerful influence of FDRs dominating mother and the often tense and always unusual partnership between FDR and his wife, Eleanor, and her indispensable contributions to his presidency. Most of all, the book traces in breathtaking detail FDRs revolutionary efforts with his New Deal legislation to transform the American political economy in order to save it, his forceful—and cagey—leadership before and during World War II, and his lasting legacy in creating the foundations of the postwar international order.

Traitor to His Class brilliantly captures the qualities that have made FDR a beloved figure to millions of Americans.

About the Author

H. W. BRANDS is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of Andrew Jackson, Lone Star Nation, and The Age of Gold, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for biography for The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739369487
Subtitle:
The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Egan, Patrick
Read:
Egan, Patrick
Author:
Brands, H. W.
Author:
Egan, Patrick
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20081104
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.08x1.11 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

Related Subjects

Audio Books » World Affairs
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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