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Description - Roosevelt by Roy Jenkins

A final masterly work by the biographer of his generation and bestselling author of Churchill A protean figure and a man of massive achievement, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man to be elected to the presidency more than twice. In a ranking of chief executives, no more than three of his predecessors could truly be placed in contention with his standing, and of his successors, there are so far none. In acute, stylish prose, Roy Jenkins tackles all of the nuances and intricacies of FDR's character. He was a skilled politician with astounding flexibility; he oversaw an incomparable mobilization of American industrial and military effort; and, all the while, he aroused great loyalty and dazzled those around him with his personal charm. Despite several setbacks and one apparent catastrophe, his life was buoyed by the influence of Eleanor, who was not only a wife but an adviser and one of the twentieth century's greatest political reformers. Nearly complete before Lord Jenkins's death in January 2003, this volume was finished by historian Richard Neustadt.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330432061
ISBN-10: 0330432060
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pan Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 6-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roy Jenkins

Roy Jenkins was the author of many books, including Churchill and Gladstone, which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he was also the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. In 1987 he took his seat in the House of Lords. He died in January 2003.

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