Young Mr. Roosevelt by Stanley Weintraub audiobook

Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life

By Stanley Weintraub
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In Young Mr.Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s politicaland wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistantsecretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned quickly and rose to nationalvisibility during World War I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, helost the election but not his ambitions. While his stature was rising, histesty marriage to his cousin Eleanor was fraying amid scandal quietly coveredup. Even polio a year later would not suppress the ever indomitable Roosevelt and his inevitableascent. Against the backdropof a reluctant America’s entry into a world war and FDR’s hawkish build-up of amodern navy, Washington’s gossip-ridden society, and the nation’s surgingeconomy, Weintraub summons up the early influences on the young andenterprising nephew of his predecessor, “Uncle Ted.”

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In Young Mr.Roosevelt Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s politicaland wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistantsecretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned quickly and rose to nationalvisibility during World War I. Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, helost the election but not his ambitions. While his stature was rising, histesty marriage to his cousin Eleanor was fraying amid scandal quietly coveredup. Even polio a year later would not suppress the ever indomitable Roosevelt and his inevitableascent.

Against the backdropof a reluctant America’s entry into a world war and FDR’s hawkish build-up of amodern navy, Washington’s gossip-ridden society, and the nation’s surgingeconomy, Weintraub summons up the early influences on the young andenterprising nephew of his predecessor, “Uncle Ted.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There are several reasons for students of the life of the monumental American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to buy this book…It is the first effort devoted solely to the critical eight years of FDR’s life from 1912 to 1920, when he evolved from a generally dismissed lightweight dabbler in politics to a formidable national political figure…Author Stanley Weintraub, at eighty-four and still going strong, is at the top of his writing game that now approaches its fiftieth anniversary. Mr. Weintraub’s output over this past half-century is impressive for both its scholarship and literary accessibility…[Young Mr. Roosevelt] is a good beginning for those interested in the evolution of the most influential figure of our immediate history.” Washington Times
“An account of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first few years in politics…The book is largely an account of his activities during eight years as an energetic member of the Woodrow Wilson administration, during which he refined the skills and met the men (and a few women) who figured in his own presidency…A lively, insightful account of FDR’s early years.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Stanley Weintraub

Author Bio: Stanley Weintraub

Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist and a former Guggenheim fellow. A professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, he is the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night and 11 Days in December, and is an expert on George Bernard Shaw. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English