The Last 100 Days by David B. Woolner audiobook

The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

By David B. Woolner
Read by  Tom Perkins

Tantor Audio 9780465048717
12.69 Hours Unabridged
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The first 100 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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Summary

Summary

The first 100 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader.” Kirkus Reviews
An elucidating, poignant study of an elusive leader. Kirkus
“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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Author

Author Bio: David B. Woolner

Author Bio: David B. Woolner

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English