A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt

Geoffrey C. Ward, Author
Geoffrey C. Ward, Author HarperCollins Publishers $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-092026-5
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
According to PW , this ``notable'' biography, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, concentrates on character and personality rather than politics or policy-making. Beginning in 1905 with Franklin and Eleanor's honeymoon, it covers FDR's years as New York state senator, assistant secretary of the Navy, his struggle to overcome the ravages of polio and ends with his election as governor of New York in 1928. Photos. (Sept.)
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