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All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily an intimate account, the story of three people who overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities.

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780385353069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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New York Times Bestseller A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series, bringing readers even deeper into these extraordinary leaders’ lives With 796 photographs, some never before seen The authors of the acclaimed and best-selling The Civil War, Jazz, The War, and Baseball present an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family—Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. 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, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided. All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily an intimate account, the story of three people who overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities. Theodore Roosevelt would push past childhood frailty, outpace depression, survive terrible grief—and transform the office of the presidency. Eleanor Roosevelt, orphaned and alone as a child, would endure her husband’s betrayal, battle her own self-doubts, and remake herself into the most consequential first lady in American history—and the most admired woman on earth. And Franklin Roosevelt, born to privilege and so pampered that most of his youthful contemporaries dismissed him as a charming lightweight, would summon the strength to lead the nation through the two greatest crises since the Civil War, though he could not take a single step unaided. The three were towering personalities, but The Roosevelts shows that they were also flawed human beings who confronted in their personal lives issues familiar to all of us: anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be true to oneself. This is the story of the Roosevelts—no other American family ever touched so many lives.
2014-09-09 By Geoffrey C. Ward

Park Service Tour Notes (Top Cottage), Home of Franklin Roosevelt National Historic ... Peter Collier with Michael Horowitz, The Roosevelts, 315,438–439.

Author: F. Martin Harmon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476668437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Few families have influenced America like the Roosevelts—two presidents from different parties, including our longest-serving chief executive, and the “First Lady of the World.” Born into aristocratic society, Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor (née) Roosevelt shared a commitment to progress and the common good over class. Their lives have been the focus of numerous books but their legacy and the extended family they left behind warrant a closer look. This book chronicles “the Roosevelts” and “those other Roosevelts”—a family of individuals always striving to measure up but united by an illustrious past.
2017-07-19 By F. Martin Harmon

the Roosevelt administration. Instead, Taft had filled his cabinet with corporate lawyers, bungled a chance to overhaul an antiquated tariff that enriched ...

Author: Editors of TIME

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781618932266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"TIME presents The Roosevelts: The American Family That Changed the World. The editors at TIME compiled intimate portraits on the three Roosevelts who shaped our future: Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor.

Highlights include:
  • A foreword by Ken Burns, director of the PBS film The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin tells TIME how FDR became the leader we needed during the 20th century’s greatest crisis
  • Lavish and enlightening visuals illustrate the historical journey of one of America’s most celebrated families

Growing Up with Franklin and Eleanor Curtis Roosevelt ... particularly recently, the Roosevelts relied on their shared values and practiced restraint in ...

Author: Curtis Roosevelt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612349428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Curtis Roosevelt knew what it was like to live with a president. His grandfather was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From the time Curtis, with his sister, Eleanor, and recently divorced mother, Anna Roosevelt Dall, moved into his grandparents’ new home—the White House—Curtis played, learned, slept, ate, and lived in one of the most famous buildings in the world with one of its most famous residents. Writing about his childhood from that perspective, Curtis Roosevelt offers anecdotes and revelations about the lives of the president and First Lady and the many colorful personalities in this presidential family. From Eleanor’s shocking role in the remarriage of Curtis’s mother to visits from naughty cousins and trips to the “Home Farm,” Upstairs at the Roosevelts’ provides an intimate perspective on the dynamics of one of America’s most famous families and those who visited, were friends, and sometimes even enemies.
2017-07 By Curtis Roosevelt

For the first time, The Wars of the Roosevelts also includes the stories of Elliott’s daughter and grandchildren, and never-before-seen photographs from their archives.

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062383358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America’s greatest and most influential families—the Roosevelts—exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic flair. Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews with the long-silent "illegitimate" branch of the family, William J. Mann paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts’ rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense personal contest that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself, of social Darwinism at its most ruthless—in which the strong devoured the weak and repudiated the inconvenient. Mann focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt, who, he argues, experienced this brutality firsthand, witnessing her Uncle Theodore cruelly destroy her father, Elliott—his brother and bitter rival—for political expediency. Mann presents a fascinating alternate picture of Eleanor, contending that this "worshipful niece" in fact bore a grudge against TR for the rest of her life, and dares to tell the truth about her intimate relationships without obfuscations, explanations, or labels. Mann also brings into focus Eleanor’s cousins, TR’s children, whose stories propelled the family rivalry but have never before been fully chronicled, as well as her illegitimate half-brother, Elliott Roosevelt Mann, who inherited his family’s ambition and skill without their name and privilege. Growing up in poverty just miles from his wealthy relatives, Elliott Mann embodied the American Dream, rising to middle-class prosperity and enjoying one of the very few happy, long-term marriages in the Roosevelt saga. For the first time, The Wars of the Roosevelts also includes the stories of Elliott’s daughter and grandchildren, and never-before-seen photographs from their archives. Deeply psychological and finely rendered, illustrated with sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs, The Wars of the Roosevelts illuminates not only the enviable strengths but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family.
2016-12-06 By William J. Mann

Curtis Roosevelt knew what it was like to live with a president. His grandfather was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Author: Curtis Roosevelt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612349404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Curtis Roosevelt knew what it was like to live with a president. His grandfather was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From the time Curtis, with his sister, Eleanor, and recently divorced mother, Anna Roosevelt Dall, moved into his grandparents' new home--the White House--Curtis played, learned, slept, ate, and lived in one of the most famous buildings in the world with one of its most famous residents. Curtis Roosevelt offers anecdotes and revelations about the lives of the president and First Lady and the many colorful personalities in this presidential family. From Eleanor's shocking role in the remarriage of Curtis's mother to visits from naughty cousins and trips to the "Home Farm," Upstairs at the Roosevelts' provides an intimate perspective on the dynamics of one of America's most famous families and those who visited, were friends, and sometimes even enemies.
2017-07 By Curtis Roosevelt

" For the first time, The Roosevelts and the Royals tells the true story of the friendship that developed between the two couples–and nations.

Author: Will Swift

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015059104912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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A close-up study of two remarkable couples and their personal relationship explains how three months before the outbreak of World War II, a unique friendship sprang up between the King and Queen of England and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
2004-06-21 By Will Swift

Among the current interests of the family is the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, Zeeland, in the Netherlands, an institution for the study of U.S. ...

Author: E. Marolda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137055019

Category: History

Page: 117

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In the 1890s, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt led a campaign to modernize the navy. Paramount in Roosevelt's vision was the creation of a fleet of modern, steel-hulled warships armed with the most powerful weapons available. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, firmly believed that America's emerging global expansion would only reach its full potential through sea. power. The swift and overwhelming US victor in the Spanish-American War of 1898 vindicated the views of Theodore Roosevelt and Captain Mahan, and marked the debut on the world stage of the modern US Navy. Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy and the Spanish American War considers the impact Roosevelt had on the US navy in general and how his reforms affected the course and outcome of the Spanish-American war in particular. The nine contributors to this volume include leading historians, and prominent naval officers from the US and Spain. With essays ranging from the Roosevelt family's naval heritage to the impact of the Spanish-American War on enlisted forces in the navy, this work is a major contribution to our understanding of Theodore Roosevelt and 'his' navy.
2016-04-30 By E. Marolda

138 Howe working for FDR : Alfred B. Rollins Jr. , Roosevelt and Howe ( New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1962 ) , 61 . 139 TR speaks after being shot : Burns ...

Author: James MacGregor Burns

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802138721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 678

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A biography that combines the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt offers a portrait of the controversial lives of three courageous American leaders who changed the course of twentieth-century history.

The Roosevelts is a brilliant and controversial account of twentieth-century American political culture as seen through the lens of its preeminent political dynasty.

Author: Peter Collier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684801407

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Roosevelts is a brilliant and controversial account of twentieth-century American political culture as seen through the lens of its preeminent political dynasty. Peter Collier shows how Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, along with their descendants, scrambled to define the direction that American politics would take. The Oyster Bay clan, influenced by the flamboyant Teddy, was extroverted, eccentric, tradition-bound, and family-oriented. They represented an age of American innocence that would be replaced by Franklin's Hyde Park Roosevelts, who were aloof and cold yet individualistic and progressive. Drawing on extensive interviews and brimming with trenchant anecdotes, this historical portrait casts new light on the pivotal events and personalities that shaped the Roosevelt legacy -- from Eleanor's often brutal relationship with her children and Theodore Jr.'s undoing in the 1924 New York gubernatorial race, to the heroism of Teddy's sons during both World Wars and FDR's loveless marriage. The Roosevelts is history at its most penetrating, a crucial work that illuminates the foundations of contemporary, American politics.
1995-06-01 By Peter Collier

A lively narrative of the Roosevelt family from the 1640's to the 1960's.

Author: Allen Churchill

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UCAL:$B544815

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Page: 341

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A lively narrative of the Roosevelt family from the 1640's to the 1960's.
1965 By Allen Churchill

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirtyeecond President of the American Republic, completes a triumvirate. First came the Adams family t.-at gave John Adams, ...

Author: Peter Appleseed

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312213746

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Within two years, gentlemen farmers Morgenthau and Roosevelt had developed what ... The Roosevelts and the Morgenthaus became especially close after FDR ...

Author: William D. Pederson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Born in 1882 in New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered public service through the encouragement of the Democratic Party and won the election to the New York Senate in 1910. This book details his administration at the height of the Great Depression as he valiantly led the nation with the phrase, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
2009-01-01 By William D. Pederson

Edith Roosevelt and Alice Longworth had come directly from the White House. Members of the Cabinet and the French and Japanese ambassadors and their wives were also waiting at the station. Baron Takahira had roses for the ex-President; ...

Author: Joseph Lawrence Gardner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004885755

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Historical biography of the personal political tragedy related to Theodore Roosevelt's efforts to regain power after he left the White House.

The Roosevelts were wealthy and powerful.Their roots in the United States date back to the 1640s when Claes Martenszen van Rosenvelt emigrated from the ...

Author: Linda Crotta Brennan

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 9781512482027

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1932, the United States was in crisis. The Great Depression had left many people unemployed, homeless, and desperate. Roosevelt established a "New Deal," which set the country on a path to recovery. Roosevelt's administration also faced severe threats from overseas, eventually drawing the United States into World War II. In his historically long presidency, Roosevelt lead the country through an international conflict, help bring an end to the Great Depression, and launch a new era of prosperity for the United States—all while confined to a wheelchair. Follow the setbacks and achievements of FDR's presidency as he worked to rebuild the nation from within and defend it abroad.
2017-01-01 By Linda Crotta Brennan

Since the midterm elections of 1938, speculation on a possible third term for Roosevelt had been mostly low-volume background noise to events in Europe and ...

Author: Richard Moe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266288

Category: Presidents

Page: 392

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"In Roosevelt's Second Act Richard Moe has shown in superb fashion that what might seem to have been an inevitable decision of comparatively little interest was far from it." --David McCullough On August 31, 1939, nearing the end of his second and presumably final term in office, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was working in the Oval Office and contemplating construction of his presidential library and planning retirement. The next day German tanks had crossed the Polish border; Britain and France had declared war. Overnight the world had changed, and FDR found himself being forced to consider a dramatically different set of circumstances. In Roosevelt's Second Act, Richard Moe focuses on a turning point in American political history: FDR's decision to seek a third term. Often overlooked between the passage and implementation of the New Deal and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, that decision was far from inevitable. As the election loomed, he refused to comment, confiding in no one, scrambling the politics of his own party; but after the Republicans surprisingly nominated Wendell Willkie in July 1940, FDR became convinced that no other Democrat could both maintain the legitimacy of the New Deal and mobilize the nation for war. With Hitler on the verge of conquering Europe, Roosevelt, still hedging, began to maneuver his way to the center of the political stage. Moe offers a brilliant depiction of the duality that was FDR: the bold, perceptive, prescient and moral statesman who set lofty and principled goals, and the sometimes cautious, ambitious, arrogant and manipulative politician in pursuit of them. Immersive, insightful and written with an insider's understanding of the presidency, this book challenges and illuminates our understanding of FDR and this pivotal moment in American history.
2015-09-01 By Richard Moe

Books of Special Interest on the Roosevelts Some of these books contain only a few interesting comments about the Roosevelts , among a wide array of subjects , and some deal exclusively with the Roosevelts . A few of these books I wrote ...

Author: Lillian Rogers Parks

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: UOM:39015000553340

Category: History

Page: 285

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An intimate biography of Franklin Roosevelt provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of the Roosevelt family in the White House during the Depression and World War II

It also stood for stubbornness, which Roosevelt possessed aplenty, and led him in time to refer to himself in private as an “old Dutchman.

Author: Frank Freidel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316092418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The acclaimed one-volume biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, praised by Doris Kearns Goodwin as "brilliant...a magnificently readable saga."
2009-11-29 By Frank Freidel

In the evening , the Roosevelts often held family “ sings . ” Roosevelt Hyde Park , New York , was a popular residence attacked the songs with gusto . for ...

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Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756515866

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Traces the life and accomplishments of the thirty-second president of the United States, describing his leadership during the Depression and World War II, as well as his struggle with polio.
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“The Harrison administration is not big enough to hold both Commissioner Roosevelt and Postmaster General Wanamaker,” suggested the Plymouth, Massachusetts, ...

Author: Richard D. White Jr

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817313616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Sheds light on Theodore Roosevelt's tenure as civil service commissioner, a role in which he learned to navigate Washington politics, cultivated allegiences, and enhanced the progressive views that would inform his policies as president.
2003-11-10 By Richard D. White Jr

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