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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
[1882-1945]   •   U.S. President #32, 1933-1945

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C-SPAN's American Presidents site
P.B.S. American Presidents archives
The White House Websites of the Presidents
J.R. Howington's Presidential Trivia Page

Internet Movie Database
Internet Broadway Database
article at Encyclopedia Americana
browse books • F.D.R. Library & Museum

--Natl New Deal Preservation Assn
FDR Home Natl Historic Site = www.NPS.gov/hofr/
www.FDRheritage.org in Worcester MA [est. 2004]
"F- D- R- and the New Deal" new book
"Nothing To Fear" book
Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945] Quotations Page at Working Minds

Works About F.D.R.
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F.D.R.'s Defining Moment book by Jonathan Alter  "The Defining Moment: F.D.R.'s Hundred Days & The Triumph of Hope" [2006]
by Jonathan Alter

S&S pb [5/2007] for $10.88
S&S 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2006] for $19.77
Audio Partners UNABR audio CD [5/2006] for $19.95
The Money Makers / Roosevelt and Keynes book by Eric Rauchway  "The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended The Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured A Prosperous Peace" [2015] by Eric Rauchway
Kindle Edition from Basic Books/Hachette [10/2015] for $16.99
Basic Books 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2015] for $22.74
see also the John Maynard Keynes [1883-1946] Page at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
see also the 'The Great Depression' Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
see also the Barbarians / Fascism Page at Working Minds Philosophy

Movies & TV, Stageplays, Other Media
see also the Political Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"The President's Mystery" [Republic Pictures Sept 1936]
The President's Mystery 1936 movie starring Henry Wilcoxon  During a White House luncheon, F.D.R. wondered how a wealthy man could disappear yet take his wealth along. One of the guests, editor Fulton Oursler, enlisted several writers in answering that question, and the resulting book, though uneven, was a bestseller. The movie was B-budget, and the tale of the cartel lawyer who falls in love and decides to fight the cartel may sound hackneyed, but reviewers on IMDb opine that the plot moves right along and that the settings provide an accurate view of 1930s reality. Directed by Phil Rosen; story concept by Franklin D. Roosevelt; adapted by Rupert Hughes, Fulton Oursler, S.S. Van Dine, Nathanael West & others; starring Henry Wilcoxon, Betty Furness, Sidney Blackmer, Evelyn Brent, Barnett Parker, Mel Ruick & Wade Boteler
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [9/2006] for $7.72
Synergy Ent. b&w DVD [1/2011] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Farrar & Rinehart hardcover [1935] out of print/scarce

"F.D.R." the one-man show starring Robert Vaughn [2005]

Voices of History Volume 1 audio CD album  "Voices of History, Volume 1" [2006]
40 tracks on 2 disks including voices of Robert Lord Baden-Powell, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, KIng Edward VIII, Mohandas K. Gandhi, King George VI, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Florence Nightingale, Franklin D. Roosevelt {8 December 1941 address to the Congress of the United States), Bertrand Russell, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky & Woodrow Wilson
British Library audio CD [1/2006] 2 disks for $36.03

"Hyde Park On Hudson"  
[Free Range / Film Four / Focus Features Dec 2012?]
poster for 'Hyde Park On Hudson' starring Bill Murray  Announced 5/2011: A historical drama that takes place is 1939 when King George VI and Queen {Mum} Elizabeth visited Roosevelt’s upstate New York home; it was an eventful weekend, with the scandal of F.D.R.’s affair with his sixth cousin, Margaret 'Daisy' Suckley, coming to light.
Directed by Roger Michell; script by Richard Nelson based on his B.B.C. radio play; starring Bill Murray {as F.D.R.}, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Samuel West & Elizabeth Wilson
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch 5/2012 trailer [2:31] at IMDb

Writings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Family, Friends & Lovers
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born at Hyde Park, New York in 1882; he served in the New York State Senate 1911-13 and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1913-20;
he contracted polio in 1921 while on vacation in Canada; he served as Governor of New York 1929-1932, and was elected to four terms as President of the United States,
serving from 1933 to his death at age 63 in April 1945.

Franklin's fifth cousin Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]
Theodore Roosevelt Quotations Page at Working Minds

Franklin's wife Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962]
Eleanor Roosevelt Quotations Page at Working Minds

daughter Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted [1906-75]
son James Roosevelt [1907-91]
son Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. [d. 1909]
son Elliott Roosevelt [1910-90]
son Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. [1914-88]
son John Aspinwall Roosevelt [1916-81]

Franklin's mistress, 1914-18 & 1933-1945 Lucy Mercer [1891-48]

Franklin's lover/friend & sixth cousin, Margaret 'Daisy' Suckley [1891-1991]

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