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THE MAN HE BECAME How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

by | Read by Charles Constant

Biography & Memoir • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

In this age in which privacy can be an elusive concept, this audiobook returns the listener to a different era, when politicians like Franklin D. Roosevelt could survive polio, be constrained to a wheelchair, and still become a world leader whose limitations stayed under the press's radar. James Tobin's biography is a thorough presentation of FDR's struggles, which are ably presented by narrator Charles Constant. In particular, Constant's style highlights Tobin's elegant prose, which brings out FDR's determination and frustration, from which the public was often shielded. A book like this can be both depressing and inspiring. Constant uses subtle nuances in inflection and tone to create a realistic portrait of FDR, the press, and those who helped him attain greatness. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2014]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2013

CD ISBN 9781452616971 $39.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452666976 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781452686974 $17.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2013

CD ISBN 9781452616971 $39.99 • Nine CDs

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