FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Man of Destiny by David E. Weingast

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Man of Destiny

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The biographer, in this case, defeats his own purpose of presenting Roosevelt as legend rather than man, by the excess of his adulation. He presents his hero-president, taking him from boyhood to death, with a wealth of intimate, family anecdote, and an unflagging attempt to paint all aspects of the portrait in rose-spectacled terms. A pleasant conversational style, a chronological accuracy, gives a warmth and easy flow to the narrative. But today even youth demands more objectivity in presentation of figures of national and international importance.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1952
Publisher: Messner