Franklin D. Roosevelt
In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one focusing on his unparalleled ability as a uniter and consensus maker. Robert Dallek takes a fresh look at compelling questions that have attracted all FDR's biographers. How did a man from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? And how did someone never recognized for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's institutions and foreign relations?
Robert Dallek is the author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963, Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President and Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. He won the Bancroft Prize in 1980 for his classic Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president from 2004 to 2005. He lives in Washington, DC.