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Roosevelt: the Soldier of Freedom (1970)

by James MacGregor Burns

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4163 Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, by James MacGregor Burns (read 21 May 2006) (Pulitzer History prize in 1971)(National Book Award for history and biography in 1971) Reading this volume was an amazing experience for me because it covered the years 1940 to 1945, all of which was a time of acute awareness for me, especially as it pertained to FDR. So the events were very familiar, even though there were things that I did not know (though not much, it seemed). Burns is not overly friendly to FDR, but on balance he is favorable to much of what he did. The final chapter, as in all great biographies, was superb and wrenching. Reading these volumes was a stupendous experience for me, eminently worthwhile, and I should have read them 35 years ago. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0151788715, Hardcover)

This book is a replica of the original from the collections of The New York Public Library; it was produced from digital images created by The New York Public Library and its partners as part of their preservation efforts. To enhance your reading pleasure, the aging and scanning artifacts have been removed using patented page cleaning technology. We hope you enjoy the result.

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Burns's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning history of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's final years The second entry in James Macgregor Burns's definitive two-volume biography of Roosevelt begins with the president's precedent-breaking third term election in 1940, just as Americans were beginning to face the likelihood of war. Here, Burns examines Roosevelt's skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for post-war peace. Hailed by William Shirer as "the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years," and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as "engrossing, informative, endlessly

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