Young Mr. Roosevelt

Young Mr. Roosevelt

FDR's Introduction to War, Politics and Life

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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"
Aftermath
Running toward the future
Postscript
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
0306821184

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Skokie Public Library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top