Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America #5

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America #5

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Overview

The fifth book in the Making of America series 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, Franklin D. 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. He helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest US presidents along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974981977
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Series: Making of America Series , #5
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 10 - 16 Years

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and writer. Her books for children have won numerous awards and distinctions, including the Jane Addams Peace Award in the Older Readers category. She lives with her family in San Francisco, California.

Chris Lutkin has been an actor, director, writer, and teacher for over thirty years. He has narrated several audiobooks including The Early Stories of Philip K. Dick, 12 Stories by Edger Allen Poe, and The Red Badge of Courage. He currently resides in Detroit with his wife, Heather, and their rescue dog, Buckaroo.

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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