Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905

Before the Trumpet Young Franklin Roosevelt Many of the earliest books particularly those dating back to the s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable high qual

  • Title: Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905
  • Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
  • ISBN: 9780060154516
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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    1. bestpresidentialbios/2016Geoffrey Ward’s “Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905” was published in 1985 and was followed four years later by the award-winning “A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, 1905-1928.” Ward is a historian and author and has written about a wide range of subjects including Mark Twain, jazz and the U.S. Civil War.This 342 page book provides a detailed look at Franklin Roosevelt’s early years – from his birth to his m [...]

    2. Detailed look at the birth, childhood, and adolescence of Franklin Roosevelt, culminating with his marriage to his fifth cousin Eleanor in 1905. Ward actually begins the story way before Roosevelt was born, tracing in detail his grandparents' paths to wealth, and then the lives of his parents. The first one-third of the book takes place mainly prior to his 1882 birth. His parents both loomed large in his early life. Indeed, his mother, Sara, remained in his life almost until he himself died, as [...]

    3. This is quite a fine book - difficult to appreciate. Geoffrey Ward does a masterful bit of writing, recreating the childhood, youth, even birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is obvious quite early that this boy is no ordinary or average boy. It is obvious this boy is receiving an extraordinary education, along with exceptional learning experiences, guided (especially) by a remarkable mother. The thing difficult to appreciate is this boy only as a boy - here, now - without anticipating that al [...]

    4. This book goes into much greater detail than the currently published: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.Both are formatted to give background on all three Roosevelts, but this book gives much greater detail about the lineage of the entire Roosevelt line. I read both at the same time though, as the newer book provides a lot of photo documentation that this earlier book did not offer. Well written and researched, I learned a lot about this family I did not know. I'm now planning to start the sec [...]

    5. Very interesting biography because it tells the story of FDR before he became a famous politican and president. Tells of his parents and his years as a student and young husband

    6. I thought this was a great description of the life of the American elite during the 19th century, and a great exploration of what made Roosevelt Roosevelt.

    7. This is a story of three extremely wealthy families---the Roosevelts, the Delanos and the Roosevelts---that repeatedly came close to becoming ultra rich (with one marrying an Astor but never touching the money). It's basically what you'd imagine a book about the one-percent to be like, save, as it takes place in the nineteenth century, it has a fair number of dead children in it. (The main upshot of this is that unlike a lot of books about famous people in earlier periods, the families thought t [...]

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