Young Mr. Roosevelt

Young Mr. Roosevelt

FDR's Introduction to War, Politics and Life

Book - 2013
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In Young Mr. Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt's political and wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistant secretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned quickly and rose to national visibility during World War I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, he lost the election but not his ambitions. While his stature was rising, his testy marriage to his cousin Eleanor was fraying amid scandal quietly covered up. Even polio a year later would not suppress the ever indomitable Roosevelt and his inevitable ascent. Against the backdrop of a reluctant America's entry into a world war and FDR's hawkish build-up of a modern navy, Washington's gossip-ridden society, and the nation's surging economy, Weintraub summons up the early influences on the young and enterprising nephew of his predecessor, "Uncle Ted."
Contents: The shadow of "Uncle Ted"
Under the Mansard roofs
The little White House
War across the sea
Rattling the sword
Limits of an assistant secretary
"FDR wishes to go abroad"
"As the rules dictate"
Running toward the future
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Branch Call Number: B R78135we
Characteristics: 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Young Mister Roosevelt
ISBN: 9780306821189


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