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The Resource The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace, David B. Woolner

The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace, David B. Woolner

Label
The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace
Title
The last 100 days
Title remainder
FDR at war and at peace
Statement of responsibility
David B. Woolner
Title variation
  • Last one hundred days
  • Last hundred days
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A portrait of the end of FDR's life shares insights into how he made his final policy decisions and pursued what mattered most to him, including the establishment of the United Nations, a reinvigoration of the New Deal, and a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • "The first hundred days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency are justly famous, a period of political action without equal in American history and still the standard by which we judge our presidents. Yet, in this remarkably intimate portrait of a president nearing the end, Roosevelt scholar David B. Woolner contends that the last hundred days might very well rival them in drama and consequence. Woolner takes us from the final Christmas in Hyde Park, New York, where FDR received dispiriting reports from the Battle of the Bulge, to his unexpected death in Warm Springs, Georgia, on April 12, 1945, when the war in Europe was all but over. Though suffering from numerous ailments, some diagnosed, others not, FDR traveled halfway around the globe and back again, presiding over pivotal summits--including with Stalin and Churchill at Yalta--whose legacy are still felt across the world. Throughout, FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy in his attempts to establish a congress of nations, reinvigorate the New Deal, and bring an end to American isolationism. As Woolner argues, better than any of his aides or foreign counterparts, FDR understood the crucial role of the United States in shaping the peace to come, to the point that he contemplated resigning his office to become the first secretary-general of the United Nations. The Last 100 Days ultimately forces us to reckon with Roosevelt's conviction that the world's problems are America's problems, and to ask ourselves if, in the face of the challenges confronting us today, we will exhibit the same courage to live up to our responsibilities."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woolner, David B.
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.W69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace, David B. Woolner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the last Christmas -- An uncertain new year -- Atlantic sojourn -- Interlude at Malta -- On to the Crimea -- Sunrise over Yalta -- Coming to grips with "the German problem" -- The Polish quandary -- The birth of the United Nations -- The final turn -- The last mission -- Failure at Bitter Lake -- Going home -- The Last address -- March days -- The architect -- Hudson requiem -- Easter in Warm Springs -- Off the record -- The last day -- Epilogue : looking beyond victory
Control code
945232326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465048717
Lccn
2017954582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975974897
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945232326
Label
The last 100 days : FDR at war and at peace, David B. Woolner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the last Christmas -- An uncertain new year -- Atlantic sojourn -- Interlude at Malta -- On to the Crimea -- Sunrise over Yalta -- Coming to grips with "the German problem" -- The Polish quandary -- The birth of the United Nations -- The final turn -- The last mission -- Failure at Bitter Lake -- Going home -- The Last address -- March days -- The architect -- Hudson requiem -- Easter in Warm Springs -- Off the record -- The last day -- Epilogue : looking beyond victory
Control code
945232326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9780465048717
Lccn
2017954582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975974897
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945232326

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