Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, by Robert Dallek
A one-volume biography of Roosevelt focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker.
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and National Public Radio.
“Will rank among the standard biographies of its subject” —Publishers Weekly.
Takes a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all Roosevelt's biographers: how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country’s needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country’s economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country’s foreign relations?
This highly recommended, expertly crafted book will please a variety of readers. - Library Journal
"Assuredly the best single-volume Roosevelt biography." - Times Literary Supplement