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Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by [H. W. Brands]
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“Wonderful. . . . Rich in insights and fresh perspectives. . . . Brands is something of a rare breed. . . . This volume shows the precision and attention to detail that one would expect from a scholar and, at the same time, reads like a novel. . . . It may well be the best general biography of Franklin Roosevelt we will see for many years to come.”
Christian Science Monitor
 
“Excellent. . . . If you want to understand how a great president should act, Traitor to His Class is must reading.”
The New York Observer
 
“[Roosevelt] was an extraordinarily complicated man and the author copes skilfully with his complexity. . . . Mr. Brands is masterly.”
The Economist
 
“A graceful account of this complex, controversial, political genius who, everyone agrees, changed the course of history. Well-researched and exquisitely detailed.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“Fresh, approachable, even-handed.”
Boston Globe
 
“H. W. Brands has accomplished a remarkable feat in this terrific work. As if he were creating characters in a novel, he has brought to vivid life the central figures in his story—FDR, Eleanor, Sara Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and the inner circle in the White House—while at the same time providing a fresh understanding of the rich historical context for their thoughts and actions at every step along the way.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Team of Rivals
 
“An easy-to-read portrait of a towering figure in American history.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“Brilliantly executed. . . . Lean, with no fatty padding or sermonizing. Brands is resolutely evenhanded in his tre...

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H. W. BRANDS is the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of Andrew Jackson, Lone Star Nation, and The Age of Gold, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for biography for The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. He lives in Austin, Texas. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B001ANYDJ0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor; 1st edition (November 4, 2008)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 4, 2008
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2778 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 914 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0385519583
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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H.W. Brands taught at Texas A&M University for sixteen years before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History. His books include Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, The First American, and TR. Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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