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  • FDR | Jean Edward Smith

    FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jean Edward Smith
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
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    One of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life.

    Thomas says: "wow-"
  • 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History | Jay Winik

    1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jay Winik
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    New York Times best-selling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt.

    Mission Possible People says: "ISIS Is amateur"
  • The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 | Nigel Hamilton

    The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Nigel Hamilton
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful-and underappreciated-command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes listeners inside FDR's White House Oval Study - his personal command center - and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war.

    Greg says: "Placing Roosevelt a the center of WW2 strategy"
  • FDR | Jean Edward Smith

    FDR

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jean Edward Smith
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle
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    One of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life.

    Mimsy says: "a Man for our time"
  • FDR: The First Hundred Days | Anthony J. Badger

    FDR: The First Hundred Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Anthony J. Badger
    • Narrated By William Hughes
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    Badger emphasizes Roosevelt's political gifts while humanizing Roosevelt and suggesting a far more useful yardstick for future presidents: the politics of the possible under the guidance of principle.

  • Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 | Nigel Hamilton

    Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nigel Hamilton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
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    Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed for the National Book Award, drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close-up as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel - suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs - of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy.

  • Roosevelt and the Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation | Robert L. Beir,Brian Josepher

    Roosevelt and the Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert L. Beir, Brian Josepher
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
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    There is a great debate among historians about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's actions during the Holocaust. Was FDR the hero that defeated the Germans, or did he turn a blind eye to the plight of the Jews as long as he possibly could? In Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Robert Beir analyzes specific actions and legislation to get at the truth behind Roosevelt's role in the Holocaust. Beir has a unique perspective. He is a Jew who was raised during the extreme anti-Semitism of the Great Depression. Having witnessed the fruits of the New Deal firsthand, Beir became a Roosevelt scholar.

    Kealani says: "B R B"
  • Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of FDR | H. W. Brands

    Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By H. W. Brands
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
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    A sweeping, magisterial biography of the man generally considered the greatest president of the 20th century, admired by Democrats and Republicans alike. Traitor to His Class sheds new light on FDR's formative years; his remarkable willingness to champion the concerns of the poor and disenfranchised; and his combination of political genius, firm leadership, and matchless diplomacy in saving democracy during the Great Depression and the American cause of freedom in World War II.

    Patrick says: "Heavy Dose of History"
  • FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression | Jim Powell

    FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jim Powell
    • Narrated By William Hughes
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    In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster.

    David says: "Very Important"
  • FDR and the Jews | Allan J. Lichtman,Richard Breitman

    FDR and the Jews

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan J. Lichtman, Richard Breitman
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    In an extensive examination of this impassioned debate, Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman find that the president was neither savior nor bystander. In FDR and the Jews, they draw upon many new primary sources to offer an intriguing portrait of a consummate politician - compassionate but also pragmatic - struggling with opposing priorities under perilous conditions.

    Ira S. Saposnik says: "excellent study"
  • New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America | Burton Folsom

    New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Burton Folsom
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton Folsom, Jr., exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain---ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America needed.

    Book and Movie Lover says: "A must listen!"
  • Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman - from World War to Cold War | Michael Dobbs

    Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman - from World War to Cold War

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Michael Dobbs
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
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    When Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace - but instead set the stage for a 44-year division of Europe into Soviet and western spheres of influence. After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was rapidly fracturing. By the time the leaders met again in Potsdam in July 1945, Russians and Americans were squabbling over the future of Germany and Churchill was warning about an "iron curtain" being drawn down over the Continent.

    Alan says: "Totally Outstanding. Bravo !"
  • Wisdom of FDR |  The Wisdom Series

    Wisdom of FDR

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated By Rick Adamson
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    What made Franklin Delano Roosevelt an effective leader? His policies and decisions changed our nation’s and the world’s history. But more than his skill as a savvy politician and progressive thinker, FDR’s ability to directly and eloquently voice his thoughts on national concerns, social change, and humanity spoke to and reached the hearts of his people. In this selection of quotes drawn from his speeches and papers, FDR’s observations and opinions cover everything from faith, war, and peace, to religion, freedom, and the very definition of what it is to be an American.

  • City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York | Mason B. Williams

    City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mason B. Williams
    • Narrated By Ira Rosenberg
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    Two political titans forge a modern city and a vibrant public sector in this history of strong leadership at a time of national crisis. City of Ambition is a brilliant history of the New Deal and its role in the making of modern New York City. The story of a remarkable collaboration between Franklin Roosevelt and Fiorello La Guardia, this is a case study in creative political leadership in the midst of a devastating depression.

    Mark says: "Mostly a political history"
  • The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama | Larry Holcombe

    The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Larry Holcombe
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    The UFO enigma has been part of our culture since the 1940s and is building to a worldwide explosion of acceptance today. Now, as governments around the world open their files and records on internal UFO investigations, the US remains steadfast in its denial of interest in the UFO issue. As more of the world's population accepts the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence, the demand is building for disclosure from the United States.

    Amazon Customer says: "tons of good research and storytelling"
  • Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor | Robert B. Stinnett

    Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert B. Stinnett
    • Narrated By Rafael Ferrer
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    This great question of Pearl Harbor - what did we know and when did we know it? - has been argued for years. But no investigator has ever been able to prove that foreknowledge of the attack existed at the highest levels. Until now.

    If you like Day of Deceit, try Trapped at Pearl Harbor and vintage audio of FDR's Day of Infamy Speech.

    Iola says: "Another View Of An Historic Event To Consider"
  • The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope | Jonathan Alter

    The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jonathan Alter
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this dramatic and fascinating account, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter shows how Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his first 100 days in office to lift the country from the despair and paralysis of the Great Depression and transform the American presidency.

    John M says: "Very Enjoyable!"
  • FDR Requests Declaration of War: The World War II in the Pacific Series | Encyclopaedia Britannica

    FDR Requests Declaration of War: The World War II in the Pacific Series

    • ABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Encyclopaedia Britannica
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez
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    The World War II in the Pacific Series tells the story of Iwo Jima and the long war in the Pacific, the people who affected its direction, and the many places that suffered from war yet survived and went on to prosper in peace. From General MacArthur and President Truman to Emperor Hirohito, the key players in the Pacific Theatre are profiled.

  • The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency | Kathryn Smith

    The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kathryn Smith
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Widely considered the first female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt - both personally and professionally - for more than 20 years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: if you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing, unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time.

    Jean says: "Engrossing"
  • Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War | Steven M. Gillon

    Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steven M. Gillon
    • Narrated By John Pruden
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." History would prove him correct; the events of that day - when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor - ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt's skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation....

    David says: "How everything became suddenly very simple"
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