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The Resource FDR, Jean Edward Smith, (compact disc)

FDR, Jean Edward Smith, (compact disc)

Label
FDR
Title
FDR
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We see how Roosevelt's restless energy, fierce intellect, personal magnetism, and ability to project effortless grace permitted him to master countless challenges throughout his life. Smith recounts FDR's battles with polio and physical disability, and how these experiences helped forge the resolve that FDR used to surmount the economic turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threat of totalitarianism. Here also is FDR's private life depicted with unprecedented candor and nuance, with close attention paid to the four women who molded his personality and helped to inform his worldview: His mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, formidable yet ever supportive and tender; his wife, Eleanor, whose counsel and affection were instrumental to FDR's public and individual achievements; Lucy Mercer, the great romantic love of FDR's life; and Missy LeHand, FDR's longtime secretary, companion, and confidante, whose adoration of her boss was practically limitless. Smith also tackles head-on and in-depth the numerous failures and miscues of Roosevelt's public career, including his disastrous attempt to reconstruct the Judiciary; the shameful internment of Japanese-Americans; and Roosevelt's occasionally self-defeating Executive overreach. Additionally, Smith offers a sensitive and balanced assessment of Roosevelt's response to the Holocaust, noting its breakthroughs and shortcomings. Summing up Roosevelt's legacy, Jean Smith declares that FDR, more than any other individual, changed the relationship between the American people and their government. It was Roosevelt who revolutionized the art of campaigning and used the burgeoning mass media to garner public support and allay fears. But more important, Smith gives us the clearest picture yet of how this quintessential Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man's president. The result is a powerful account that adds fresh perspectives and draws profound conclusions about a man whose story is widely known but far less well understood" -- excerpted from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
GEC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Edward
Dewey number
921
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Richard McGonagle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McGonagle, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Presidents
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
FDR, Jean Edward Smith, (compact disc)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn124052796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Abridged ed.
Extent
8 compact discs (10.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739343449
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2125
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124052796
  • a833977
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
FDR, Jean Edward Smith, (compact disc)
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn124052796
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Abridged ed.
Extent
8 compact discs (10.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739343449
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2125
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124052796
  • a833977
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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