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Explore how FDR went from almost dying at birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II

As the 32nd president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents.

Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a career man. He was a bank officer and attended prestigious universities - Harvard University and Columbia University Law School - before practicing law. Additionally, he served as vice president for the Fidelity and Deposit Company. Perhaps most famously, Roosevelt served as governor of New York and president of the United States while he suffered from polio. Instead of allowing the disease to keep him from living a full life, he went above and beyond, training himself to walk without the power of his legs so that his voters would not know that he suffered in any capacity.

What this audiobook aims to do is determine who Franklin D. Roosevelt was as a person outside of the spotlight. This audiobook wants to answer questions about this man. How did he interact with his wife and family? What were his exploits and his vices? His favored hobbies?

Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR is an outline of Franklin D. Roosevelt's life that not only gives a brief overview of his best-known feats but also provides a glimpse into who he was as a person.

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about FDR!

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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The top book, I love Franklin.

Franklin Roosevelt was the first president to serve more than two terms. He could not walk because he caught a disease called polio. His last words were "I have a terrible headache!" Many people missed him very much after his death.

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A great book........

Takes a strong point of view, but meticulously researched. A seminal work. My congratulations to Lord Black on a great piece of scholarship.

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FDR Bio, good one.

Outstanding book. Loved reading it. Delightful detail. I could not recommend this more. If you are interested in FDR you have to read this.

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I felt a genuine pleasure while listening to it.

The author not only imprisonments every shade of the man and president we know as FDR, he has written what may be the best inclusive political history of the first half of the 20th century.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt loving American.

Not very lengthy but concise book about our longest serving President. A lot of material here by the author. Well researched and presented in an unbiased manner. A very good read about one of the most important times in our countries history. Roosevelt was not all we believe him to be although he ended the depression and lead us to victory in WW2, he was a very cold and conniving person.

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A great book about a great man.

The best biography of FDR I have ever read and I have read at least eight others. This book is superbly researched and a great read to boot.

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Very good one biography of FDR

The author has written a readable, accurate and insightful biography. It is well-educated in many sanities including historically and economically as well as being well versed in domestic and foreign policy.

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FDR the man of the honor.

Having grown up in the great misery, I always respected F.D.R. for all he did to try to end it. Churchill said that he was the greatest man he ever knew, and I wholeheartedly agree. I rank him right behind Washington and Lincoln as one of our greatest Presidents. I enjoyed this book so much, I am thinking of reading it again.

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Deserve Five Stars.

Exceptional. The author goes into detail about Franklin Roosevelt s life without
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A detailed and an interesting book

You won't get better than this I am sure. The book is filled with the great content about the grear American Presidient.

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  • Benjamin
  • 12-06-17

From a purely historical position

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From a purely historical position, there is one avenue of interpretation that simply "is what it is" - the image. it's entirety the collection offers a broad overview of A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR - the man, son, husband, father, politician, leader, and sportsman.

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  • Charlotte
  • 12-06-17

The cold truth of events can often become

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I only recommend this to folks with an academic or deep personal interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. Very dense, detailed biography of his years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Wilson administration with insights into professional and personal concerns of FDR and his wife Eleanor.

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  • Emma
  • 12-06-17

Fascinating & Rich in History!

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I love learning about people in history and this book has me wanting to find out more on Mr Rooaevelt and this time in history. Great read would recommend to all.<br/>

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  • Spencer
  • 12-06-17

Very enjoyable biography of FDR

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In spite of my reluctance to read books that have lots of political detail in them, I did enjoy this one because it added some personal detail and interesting author conjecture about FDR as well. <br/>

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  • Jayla
  • 12-06-17

This highly informative

This biography was well-researched and obviously unbiased in its portrayal of FDR's expansion into the classic politician we read in high school history books. The writer's work is a good source for those willing to dive deeply into the archives, but very little of what FDR said and did as a young naval leader sunk into my memory. It presents a limited foreshadowing of some of the actions that FDR took as President, but in many ways, it gives us a less-than-flattering picture of hope.

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  • Maria
  • 12-06-17

Franklin Roosevelt changed America forever.

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This is the first full-length biography of FDR I've known, and it was a great experience.In his latest work, the author tackles FDR, another difficult historical figure.What makes this book work is also its flaw, although very engaging.Franklin Roosevelt changed America forever.

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  • Tomas
  • 12-06-17

Very entertaining review of an amazing person

Very entertaining review of a pretty amazing person at the center of an amazing stretch of US history. Questions remain, mostly about FDR's inner motives (if such things exist), but overall I really liked this. What I liked most is the story itself, but it's a credit to the book that the story is told so clearly.

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  • Pamila
  • 12-06-17

President who guides America

Narrative biography of FDR. The standard facts of his life are well known, and there is little 'new ground' to uncover here, but instead the main focus of the biography is all in the subtitle.Overall this is a good introduction to one of the most ass-kickingest Presidents ever and I'm glad I gave it a try.

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  • Mimi
  • 12-05-17

Men will thank God on their knees

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Excellent book that gives you just enough information to peak your interest to learn more about this great man. So many things can be said about his powerful wag he commanded a room to his affair, to his creating a retreat in warm springs.Men will thank God on their knees a hundred years from now that Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House.<br/>

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  • William
  • 12-05-17

Franklin Roosevelt

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Great engaging story of FDR and his accomplishments. My daughter was interested enough to finish the book on her own.It gave great information about FDR in a fun way. i liked it<br/>