Franklin D. Roosevelt: Man of Vision and Inspiration
Course #: EDUC_715Y
Semester Credits: 3
From his radio fireside chats heard in living rooms to the pictures of him that hung proudly on their walls, millions of Americans admired the man named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was a president who restored hope to our country, led the nation during its greatest war, championed for the common man, and is considered to be of the caliber of our Founding Fathers and Lincoln. In this course learn about the complex man from aristocratic beginnings with an exuberant personality who reached out to an adoring public while carefully hiding his paralysis and unconventional marriage from the world. Gain insight into the life of one of the best loved, most hated, most influential, and most enigmatic personalities of modern America.
Through the outstanding research of Roosevelt expert, Patrick J. Maney, learn about Roosevelt’s personal and professional triumphs, tragedies, and sacrifices, before and during his White House years. Relive the years of his historical presidency where he won an unprecedented four presidential elections while dealing with vital issues that included the economic recovery from the Depression as well as World War II. Sift through the facts and myths presented by Maney
Obtain intimate insight into the man who forever shaped the modern presidency who was called a traitor by his own privileged class and a hero by millions of ordinary Americans. The life of this towering figure is explored with such insightfulness and vibrancy that you will be anxious to share it with your students.
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