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  • A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
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Summary

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.

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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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Don’t miss it

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The book is accurate as advertised and succeeded quickly. This superbly written and well-researched biography of FDR whose benefits and defects teach one of the fabulous gifts. Don’t miss it. Thank you.

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I appreciated this book

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I appreciated this book but I remembered the writer went a bit too in-depth on features of WWII and a bit too far away from FDR. I receive some background knowledge is required but I might have favored shorter background info and made to what choices he made using the data quicker.

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this book was a great

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I recommend this book as a good biography of Franklin Roosevelt. If anyone needs to know and discover about him, this is the perfect book for it. It tells all about his presidency from the New Deal in the first hundred days to the last days of his final fourth term, this book had it all.

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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.

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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.

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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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The writer supports make history come alive

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I concluded it was best. After hearing the writer speak.It served me know an important part of our history that I recognize from American History, but didn't really know. As I listen, I imagined what stages in my parent's lives were affected by the issues. The writer supports make history come alive.

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Roosevelt is the Man!

Great book for any enthusiast or anyone requiring to know or think excellent work from a great President.Highly suggested, as it gives us a look into the dark times of FDR's government, and FDR himself.

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It’s very good so far

Although this political biography is of fundamental focused on FDR’s life in the office, it provides the listener a sense of the man, describing a charming picture of his unique skills to accomplish so much while keeping his constituents so enthralled.

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