Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley

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Simon & Schuster #ad - A remarkable portrait” The Washington Post. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, including The Civil War and Baseball. For the first time in paperback, remarkably intimate, the highly acclaimed, and surprisingly revealing secret diary of the woman who spent more private time with FDR than any other person during his years in the White house.

Bestselling author: Geoffrey C. Major contribution to history: daisy’s diary offers unique insights into FDR’s relationship with Winston Churchill and other wartime leaders, his decision to run for an unprecedented fourth term, and his hopes for the postwar world. Widely acclaimed: “a fascinating, very personal view of the man and his life” USA TODAY.

Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley #ad - At once a love story and a major contribution to history, it offers dramatic new insights into FDR—both the man and the president. Engrossing” the New York Review of Books. Intimate portrait of a president: fdr trusted margaret “Daisy” Suckley completely—she was allowed to photograph him in his wheelchair, was privy to wartime secrets, and documented his failing health in great detail.

A new mirror on roosevelt” The New York Times.

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Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life

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Random House #ad - You can’t properly understand FDR the man without reading this landmark study. Douglas brinkley, professor of history at Rice University “Persico’s exploration of FDR’s emotional life is fascinating. Usa todayin franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico is one of America’s finest historians.

In focusing on lucy rutherfurd and the other women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico renders the most intimate portrait yet of an enigmatic giant of American history. Praise for franklin and Lucy“Persico is judicious in his treatment of these sensitive matters. Just when you thought you knew everything about Franklin D.

Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life #ad - Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Fdr’s connection with lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR’s life.

Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Joseph E. Roosevelt, think again.

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The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency

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Atria Books #ad - The gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled.

With unprecedented access to missy’s family and original source materials, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the “fascinating” Publishers Weekly and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. Everyone in the white house knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy.

The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency #ad - She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt. The “fine biography” and “compelling personal story” the wall street journal of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, mischaracterized, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, and overlooked throughout history…until now.

Widely considered the first—and only—female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt—both personally and professionally—for more than twenty years.

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A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928

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Vintage #ad - In this classic of american biography, based upon thousands of original documents, many never previously published, the prize-winning historian Geoffrey C. But somehow he also finds within himself the courage and resourcefulness to come back from a paralysis that would have crushed a less resilient man and then go on to meet and master the two gravest crises of his time.

. Ward tells the dramatic story of franklin roosevelt’s unlikely rise from cloistered youth to the brink of the presidency with a richness of detail and vivid sense of time, place, and personality usually found only in fiction. In these pages, fdr comes alive as a fond but absent father and an often unfeeling husband--the story of Eleanor Roosevelt’s struggle to build a life independent of him is chronicled in full–as well as a charming but pampered patrician trying to find his way in the sweaty world of everyday politics and all-too willing willing to abandon allies and jettison principle if he thinks it will help him move up the political ladder.

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Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

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Vintage #ad - Ward transports the reader to that world—hyde park on the Hudson and Campobello Island, Groton and Harvard and the Continent—to recreate as never before the formative years of the man who would become the 20th century’s greatest president. Here, theodore and his remarkable mother, intimate biography, its central figure surrounded by a colorful cast that includes an opium smuggler and a pious headmaster; Franklin's distant cousin, drawn from thousands of original documents many never previously published, is a richly-detailed, Sara; and the still-more remarkable young woman he wooed and won, his cousin Eleanor.

Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905 #ad - Before pearl harbor, but strong-willed youth, before polio and his entry into politics, pampered, FDR was a handsome, the center of a rarefied world. In before the trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. This is a tale that would grip the reader even if its central character had not grown up to be FDR.

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The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942

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Mariner Books #ad - The mantle of command is an intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history’s greatest conflict. After the disaster of pearl harbor, we see roosevelt devising a global strategy that will defeat Hitler and the Japanese, rescue Churchill and the British people, and quell a near insurrection of his own American generals and War Department.

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 #ad - Will undoubtedly change the way we see Franklin Roosevelt. Christian Science Monitor “Masterly. Wall street journala dramatic, eye-opening account of how fdr took personal charge of the military direction of World War II Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, The Mantle of Command offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s masterful — and underappreciated — leadership of the Allied war effort.

Longlisted for the National Book Award“This bold argument. All the while, hamilton’s account drives toward Operation Torch — the invasion of French Northwest Africa — and the outcome of the war hangs in the balance.

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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 FDR at War Book 2

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Mariner Books #ad - Hamilton brilliantly sets out Roosevelt’s foresight, determination and skill in establishing a new world order. Fareed zakaria, Washington Post “Provocative. Finally, fdr had to stop churchill from losing the war by making the ultimate threat, in a dramatic showdown at Hyde Park, setting the Allies on their course to final victory.

Ricks, beating back the forces of the axis powers in north africa and the Pacific—the “Hinge of Fate, New York Times Book Review 1943 was the year of Allied military counteroffensives, ” as Winston Churchill called it. Stimulating to follow. Thomas E. This fdr is profoundly different from the one Churchill later painted.

Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 FDR at War Book 2 #ad - Superb. The war retains its power to shock and surprise. Boston Globe. In commander in chief nigel hamilton reveals fdr’s true role in this saga: overruling his own Joint Chiefs of Staff, ordering American airmen on an ambush of the Japanese navy’s Admiral Yamamoto, facing down Churchill when he attempted to abandon Allied D-day strategy twice.

. In commander in chief, hamilton masterfully chronicles the clash of nations—and of two titanic personalities—at a crucial moment in modern history.

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War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 FDR at War Book 3

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - To mark the 75th anniversary of d-day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton’s three-part saga of FDR at war—proof that he was WWII’s key strategist, even on his deathbed. Seventy-five years after the d-day landings we finally get to see, who was responsible for rescuing, close-up and in dramatic detail, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower.

Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary. As fdr's d-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, quebec, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order.

War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 FDR at War Book 3 #ad - Just as fdr was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Mattis, former united states Secretary of Defense Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy.

A first-class, lens-changing work. James N. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness.

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Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The #1 new york times bestseller—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs from eleanor roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade marriage to the four-time president who brought America back from the Great Depression and helped to win World War II.

Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers #ad - . The result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people.

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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

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Vintage #ad - Here, in a hugely insightful account, political, his presidency, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt’s final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, and personal choices he faced as the war, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. A new york times 2016 notable book“By far the most enigmatic leading figure” of World War II.

The story has been told piecemeal but never like this, with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, involving secret, the Soviet dictator, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea.

His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt #ad - Confronting his own mortality, roosevelt operated in the belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, telling himself he could always resign if he found he couldn’t carry on. Neither his family nor top figures in his administration were informed of his diagnosis, let alone the public or his closest ally, Winston Churchill.

With d-day looming, on the eve of his party’s convention, Roosevelt took a month off on a plantation in the south where he was examined daily by a navy cardiologist, then waited two more months before finally announcing, that he’d be a candidate. In between, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, as the war entered its final phase, raising urgent questions about the ability of the longest-serving president to stand for a fourth term at a time when he had little choice.

Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of this deliberately inscrutable man, a consummate leader to the very last.  . Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life.

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Enhanced with Audio and Video

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Knopf #ad - This is the story of the Roosevelts-no other American family ever touched so many lives. Ward, distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts, and the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns help us understand for the first time that, despite the fierce partisanship of their eras and ours, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided.

All the history the roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily a book about human beings, each of whom somehow overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities, courage and cowardice, and all of whom wrestled in their lives with issues still familiar to the rest of us-anger and the need for forgiveness, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be oneself.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Enhanced with Audio and Video #ad - Geoffrey C. This enhanced ebook includes original audio recordings of presidential speeches, exclusive chapter introduction videos by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, and special footage about the making of the PBS documentary, THE ROOSEVELTS. An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

This engaging, eleanor, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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