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Book Recommendation: The Last 100 Days, FDR at War and at Peace

Book Recommendation: The Last 100 Days, FDR at War and at Peace

 

The Last 100 Days, FDR at War and at Peace (2017) provides the story of the final one hundred days of the life and the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian David B. Woolner. I recommend this book for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

 

 

Books by David B. Woolner

 

Goodreads Review of The Last 100 days

"A dramatic portrait of the end of Franklin Roosevelt’s life and presidency, and an unprecedented analysis of his vision for the postwar world

The first 100 days of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency are justly famous, viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the end of FDR’s presidency might very well surpass it in drama and consequence.

Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR used every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue the things that mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and some quiet moments with his closest companions. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of duty and personal responsibility for the fate of the American people, and the world, bore heavily upon him. From his final Christmas at Hyde Park to his death on April 12, 1945, FDR strove to finish the work he had started twelve long years before."

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • February 28 2018 12:49PM

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Good morning, Roy... now here's a book my husband will love as he reads just about anything and everything about WWII.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy. Now you got my attention for sure. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I will read this book sooner than later.  I have always been interested in FDR.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Roy,

 We visted FDR's home in upstate New York in 2016 and there is so much history there. He was a very interesting man!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 8 months ago

Roy,

Thank you for your recommendation.  It is interesting how so much is being written these days about past leaders.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

I recently watched the docu series, "The Roosevelts" on PBS.  What a fascinating family they are.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

We learned much about this when we visited the FDR's Warms Springs Little White House a year or so ago. He was there when he died.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy - that should be a very interesting read.  So many things happened with plans after the war in those days 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 months ago

You will learn a few new things about that period of history when you read this book.

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