Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America #5

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America #5

by Teri Kanefield


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Now in paperback, the inspiring story of one of America’s greatest presidents

The fifth book in the Making of America series, Franklin D. Roosevelt examines the life of America’s 32nd president: his birth into one of America’s elite families, his domineering mother, his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt, his struggle with polio, and his political career. A Democrat, Roosevelt (1882–1945) won a record four presidential elections and is the longest-serving US president. During his time in office, he led the country through the Great Depression and World War II, and helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The book includes selections from FDR’s writings in addition to endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419742453
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Series: Making of America
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, the Making of America series, and more. Her awards include the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the Carter G. Woodson Book Award. She lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central California coast.

Table of Contents

Prologue: America Under Attack 1

1 Always Bright and Happy 8

2 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt 24

3 Entering Politics 42

4 Assistant Secretary of the Navy 61

5 The Great War 76

6 Trial by Fire 94

7 The Great Depression 115

8 A New Deal 129

9 Action, and Action New 139

10 A Switch in Time Saves Nine 161

11 The Second World War 180

12 Back to the Hudson 199

13 Afterward 214

14 Legacy 217

Selected Writings of Franklin D. Roosevelt 220

Timeline 225

Notes 229

Bibliography 242

Acknowledgements 244

Index 245


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