The Resource His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Lelyveld

His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Lelyveld

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His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt
Title
His Final Battle
Title remainder
the last months of Franklin Roosevelt
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Joseph Lelyveld
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eng
Summary
"By far the most enigmatic leading figure" of World War II. That's how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, author and journalist Joseph Lelyveld untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. The story is told with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, involving secret, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea. In between, as the war entered its final phase, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, 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. 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, 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, on the eve of his party's convention, that he'd be a candidate. A political grand master still, he manipulated the selection of a new running mate, with an eye to a possible succession, displaying some of his old vigor and wit in a winning campaign. Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in his personal life. 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
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Lelyveld, Joseph
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  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.L37 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Large type books
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His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Lelyveld
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"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 705-721)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: feeling plaintive -- Uncle Joe in Tehran -- Wilson's shadow -- Enormous heart -- Somewhere in the south -- Going after "bigger coins" -- The great tantalizer -- Commander-in-Chief -- Staying on the job -- Gallant, and pitiable -- At the Czar's palace -- Almost to victory
Control code
ocn957554697
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495198
Lccn
2016036706
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410495198
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)957554697
Label
His Final Battle : the last months of Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Lelyveld
Publication
Note
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 705-721)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: feeling plaintive -- Uncle Joe in Tehran -- Wilson's shadow -- Enormous heart -- Somewhere in the south -- Going after "bigger coins" -- The great tantalizer -- Commander-in-Chief -- Staying on the job -- Gallant, and pitiable -- At the Czar's palace -- Almost to victory
Control code
ocn957554697
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
727 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495198
Lccn
2016036706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410495198
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)957554697

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