"Jenkins astutely shows us [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] in all his many incantations." (Publishers Weekly) "This excellent series of biographies, each written by an eminent historian, is a rich and rewarding listening experience." (AudioFile)
Compared to Jenkins' work on Churchill, FDR is very average. It serves as a useful introduction to the man, but clearly misses any insights on his most productive years during his presidency. For someone looking for an substantive account of the "new deal" years, this book clearly lets the reader on his appetite. For someone looking for a quick summary of Rosevelt's life, it is an adequate read/listen.
As my teen-age daughter would qualify: Meh!
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