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The Man He Became - How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

James Tobin

When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents.

When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents.
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When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of Roosevelt's ordeal and victory offers central insights into the forging of one of our greatest presidents.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Constant

Length:

11h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

20:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

41:00


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

47:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

40:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

37:15


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

47:34


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

48:46


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:08:28


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

39:00


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

36:04


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

27:25


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

55:31


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

32:02


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

27:27


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

19:00


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:05:45


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

14:17


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

00:43