The FDR Story Author:Catherine Owens Peare As a man FDR's vibrant personality, boundless energy, and unflagging enthusiasm captivated al those who knew him. — As President he was a canny politician, a brilliant leader, and an eminent statesman. His particular abilities carried him to the highest office in the United States at a time when America desperately needed strong leadership. He gu... more »ided his country through twelve years of fear, tragedy, triumph, and growth. As will all great men he had both critics and admirers; but friend and foe alike respected him.
This is also a biography of a personal triumph; for FDR, when his career approached his zenith, was stricken with poliomyelitis, a disease that was to leave him paralyzed for the rest of his life. With an indomitable will and seemingly endless depths of courage he fought to overcome his physical handicap in a struggle as stirring and victorious as any battle he waged as Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
Catherine Owens Peare writes with strength and insight of the man as a private and public figure, and of the history of the era. FDR and the period in which he lived are interchangeable and indivisible, for he was instrumental in shaping the destiny of his country and the world.« less