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Get Action (1858-1901)

Examine the early lives of Theodore Roosevelt and his younger cousin, Franklin.

In the Arena (1901-1910)

Theodore’s presidency and FDR and Eleanor’s courtship and marriage.

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

Trace the effects of WWI on the lives of the Roosevelts.

The Storm (1920-1933)

FDR battles with polio and responds to the Great Depression.

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

Examine FDR’s New Deal and Eleanor’s growing political activism.

The Common Cause (1939-1944)

Survey FDR’s leadership during WWII, while Eleanor tends to wounded servicemen.

A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

Examine Eleanor’s role as civil rights and U.N champion after FDR’s death.

About The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.

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