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Description - Fdr And The American Crisis by Albert Marrin

The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin.

Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move into the public eye. That ascent seemed impossible when he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But with a will of steel he fought the disease-and public perception of his disability-to become president of the United States of America.

FDR used that same will to guide his country through a crippling depression and a horrendous world war. He understood Adolf Hitler, and what it would take to stop him, before almost any other world leader did. But to accomplish his greater goals, he made difficult choices that sometimes compromised the ideals of fairness and justice.

FDR is one of America's most intriguing presidents, lionized by some and villainized by others. National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin explores the life of a fascinating, complex man, who was ultimately one of the greatest leaders our country has known.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385753623
ISBN-10: 0385753624
Format: Paperback / softback
(239mm x 214mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Albert Marrin

Albert Marrin is the author of numerous nonfiction books for young readers, including Flesh and Blood So Cheap- The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as Black Gold- The Story of Oil in Our Lives, A Volcano Beneath the Snow- John Brown's War Against Slavery, and Thomas Paine- Crusader for Liberty. His many honors include the Washington Children's Book Guild and Washington Post Nonfiction Award for an ooutstanding lifetime contribution that has enriched the field of children's literature,o the James Madison Book Award for lifetime achievement, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal, awarded by President George W. Bush.

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