In this dramatic and authoritative account, the author shows how Franklin Delano Roosevelt
used his famous "fear itself" speech and the first 100 days in office to lift the country from despair and paralysis and transform the American presidency. Starting with his decisive response to the banking crisis
to his introduction of the main outlines of his New Deal
program, FDR moves with unprecedented speed to address the unprecedented crisis in America.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt overcame polio to become president during the Great Depression and World War II. Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that he would deliver a New Deal, which became the name for his anti-Depression programs.