The Resource The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin

The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin

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The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency
Title
The man he became
Title remainder
how FDR defied polio to win the presidency
Statement of responsibility
James Tobin
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Language
eng
Summary
"With a searching new analysis of primary sources, NBCC award winner James Tobin reveals how FDR's fight against polio transformed him from a callow aristocrat into the energetic, determined statesman who would rally the nation in the Great Depression and lead it through World War II. When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he had regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life--the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.T63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin
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The man he became : how FDR defied polio to win the presidency, James Tobin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-354) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virus and host. Infection ; Symptoms ; Diagnosis ; "To keep up his courage" -- "He's through." "The psychological factor is paramount" ; "Perfectly definite in my determination" ; "A tower of blocks" ; "The limit of his possibilities" -- Resurrection. "If you will get right" ; "As if I had nothing the matter" ; "It does something for me" ; "So that they'll forget that I'm a cripple" ; "I just figured it was now or never" ; "Do I look like a sick man?" ; Campaign of whispers
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24 cm
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Extent
viii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451698671
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2013023239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780743265157
  • (OCoLC)862203590

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