The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
Publish date: November 25th 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Franklin D. Roosevelt was 39 years old when he was stricken with infantile paralysis (polio). Just one day he couldn’t stand up anymore and the hope for a fast recovery faded fast when he just got worse and the doctor had no clue to what had stricken him and in the end misdiagnosed him. Precious tim...
Disclaimer: Received advanced copy through Goodreads First Reads program. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s dream to follow his cousin’s Theodore to the Presidency seemed to be exactly on course until he was stuck down with polio and appeared to be derailed forever. But as James Tobin recounts in his ...