Franklin Delano Roosevelt A Memorial Author:Donald Porter Geddes Two sailors shoved their way to the middle of the crowd. "The President has died," a man told them. They looked at each other quickly, gulped, looked away, and then back again searching each other's faces for the truth. "My God," said one, "it can't be true." — A Negro talked calmly to a small crowd around him. "Don't worry," he said, "he was... more » a great man with great ideas. His plans are made and somebody's gonna carry them out.""
A Jewish housewife was asked if she had heard the radio. "For what do I need a radio?" she asked. "It is on everybody's face."
This is what happened in New York. All over American -- all over the world, in fact -- people were stunned at the news of the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this book are the ideas he stood for and lived by, a record of devotion to freedom that made him great.« less