and Dunn...succeed in approaching their subjects with grace, respect,
and insight. In the end, they do great justice to three remarkable
lives superbly lived."
WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
and in peace, the twentieth century was the Roosevelt century. From
Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal and battles with the plutocrats
of the Gilded Age, to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and wartime
leadership, to Eleanor Roosevelt's pivotal work on the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and vital role in the Civil Rights movement,
their crusades dramatically reshaped the political and moral landscape
of our nation.
Three Roosevelts, Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning
author James MacGregor Burns and acclaimed historian Susan Dunn
brilliantly illuminate the intertwining lives of these leaders,
who emerged from the closed society of New York's wealthy Knickerbocker
elite to become America's most powerful advocates for social and
economic justice. As Burns and Dunn follow the evolution of the
Roosevelt political philosophy, they explore how Theodore's example
of dynamic leadership would inspire the careers of his distant cousin
Franklin and his niece Eleanor.
probing insight and compelling drama, The Three Roosevelts
is a gripping narrative of three of America's greatest leaders,
who together forged a progressive political legacy that reverberated
throughout the world.