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Author: David B. Woolner Narrator: Tom Perkins Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9781515977230
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The first one hundred days of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency are justly famous, viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the end of FDR’s presidency might very well surpass it in drama and consequence.

Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR used every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue the things that mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and some quiet moments with his closest companions. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of duty and personal responsibility for the fate of the American people, and the world, bore heavily upon him. From his final Christmas at Hyde Park to his death on April 12, 1945, FDR strove to finish the work he had started twelve long years before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A powerful reminder of courageous leadership and provides hope that we can return to presidential effectiveness in the not too distant future.”

    Robert Dallek, New York Times bestselling author and presidential historian

  • “If you want to know how much of the modern world came to be, this is the place to begin.”

    Geoffrey C. Ward, New York Times bestselling author and historian

  • “Woolner deftly brings [FDR’s] last moments in power beautifully alive and leaves us with a lasting sense of the man as well as his accomplishments.”

    Ken Burns

  • “A balanced, readable book based on thorough archival sources.”

    Library Journal

  • An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader. Kirkus

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About the Author

David B. Woolner is a senior fellow and the Hyde Park Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute, and an associate professor of history at Marist College. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

About the Narrator

Tom Perkins, an award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, has expanded his skills to narrating and has earned an AudioFile Earphones Award. He learned by working with the world’s best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.