Author: Jonathan Darman
Jonathan Darman’s Becoming FDR reveals how Franklin D. Roosevelt found his true self in his searing struggle with polio — emerging from illness with a strength and wisdom he would use to inspire the world.
Born in 1882 to a wealthy, influential family, he seemed destined for high office. Yet the young Roosevelt nonetheless lacked depth, empathy, and an ability to think strategically. Those qualities, so essential to his success as president, were skills he acquired during his seven-year journey through illness and recovery.
Tracing the evolution of the iconic president, Becoming FDR shows how adversity can lead to greatness, and to the power to remake the world.