Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Signed Book)

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An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

This handsome, engaging, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. Ward, distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the ...

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Overview

An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation-the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.

This handsome, engaging, revelatory book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same extraordinary family-Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. Ward, distilling more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the Roosevelts, and the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns help us understand for the first time that, despite the fierce partisanship of their eras and ours, the Roosevelts were far more united than divided. All the history the Roosevelts made is here, but this is primarily a book about human beings, each of whom somehow overcame obstacles that would have undone less forceful personalities, and all of whom wrestled in their lives with issues still familiar to the rest of us-anger and the need for forgiveness, courage and cowardice, confidence and self-doubt, loyalty to family and the need to be oneself. This is the story of the Roosevelts-no other American family ever touched so many lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/01/2014
The author of 16 books, including the National Book Critics Circle Award winner A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, Ward again collaborates with filmmaker Burns to vivify American history. By giving us intimate portraits of Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the coauthors offer a larger picture of the entire family, uniting the Republican Roosevelts of Oyster Bay with the Democrat Roosevelts of Hyde Park to show a family with the strong sense of public service that's lacking today. Itself highly illustrated, the book serves as the basis of a seven-part PBS series that will take over prime time for an entire week, starting on September 14. With a 250,000-copy first printing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101874530
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 150,439

Meet the Author

Geoffrey C. Ward, historian and screenwriter, is the author of 16 books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Francis Parkman Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has written or cowritten many documentary films, including The War, The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Mark Twain, Not for Ourselves Alone, and Jazz. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark filmThe Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public tv, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and a nomination for an Academy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

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