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

    Kirkus Reviews

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

    Library Journal

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

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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

Jo Anna Perrin is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy T. Behary, You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin, American Freak Show by Willie Geist, and many others.