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The Resource The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin

The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin

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The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency
Title
The man he became
Title remainder
how FDR defied polio to win the presidency
Statement of responsibility
James Tobin
Title variation
  • How FDR defied polio to win the presidency
  • How F.D.R. defiedpolio to win the presidency
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at 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 had 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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.T63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853664373
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780743265157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853664373
Label
The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn853664373
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780743265157
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013023239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853664373

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