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The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books 

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List of best books about Franklin D. Roosevelt, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on Franklin Roosevelt are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Franklin D. Roosevelt bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Franklin D. Roosevelt. If you're looking for a list of top books on Franklin Roosevelt then you're in the right place.

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Geoffrey Ward, and Russell Freedman have all written books about Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Roosevelt: The Lion and ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
James MacGregor Burns

First Published: 1956

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Genres (Book): Biography

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox is a book by James MacGregor Burns.
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No Ordinary Time: Frankl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Doris Kearns Goodwin

First Published: 1995-10-01

Subjects: Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, World War II, History of the United States, + more

Genres (Book): Biography, History

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II is a history book written by American author Doris Kearns Goodwin and published by Simon & Schuster in 1995. ...more
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Traitor to His Class: Th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
H. W. Brands

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a book written by H.W. Brands.
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FDR is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Anthony J. Badger

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

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Roosevelt: The Soldier o... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
James MacGregor Burns

First Published: 1970

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

Genres (Book): Non-fiction, History

Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945 is a book by James MacGregor Burns.
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Hard Times: An Oral Hist... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Studs Terkel

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century, History, + more

Genres (Book): Fiction, History

"Hard Times": An Oral History of the Great Depression is a telling of the oral history of the Great Depression written by Studs Terkel. It is a firsthand account of people of varying ...more
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Eleanor and Franklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Joseph P. Lash

Subjects: Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Eleanor and Franklin is a book by Joseph P. Lash.
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FDR: A Biography is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Ted Morgan

First Published: 1985

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Genres (Book): Biography

FDR: A Biography is a book by Ted Morgan.
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Greatest of Friends: Fra... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Keith Alldritt

First Published: 1995

Subjects: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Friendship

Genres (Book): Non-fiction

Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, 1941-1945 is a book by Keith Aldritt.
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FDR: The War President, ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Kenneth S. Davis

First Published: 2000

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II

Genres (Book): Biography

FDR: The War President, 1940-1943 is a book by Kenneth Sydney Davis.
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Fdr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Joseph Alsop

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century, History

Genres (Book): Biography, Autobiography

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Franklin and Winston: A ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Jon Meacham

First Published: 2003

Subjects: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Modern history, World War II, 20th century, + more

Genres (Book): Non-fiction

Franklin and Winston: A Portrait of a Friendship is a 2003 book by Jon Meacham.
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Franklin Delano Roosevel... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Russell Freedman

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

Genres (Book): Children's literature, Biography

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Five Days in Philadelphi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Charles Peters

First Published: 2005-06-30

Subjects: Wendell Willkie, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940 Republican National Convention

Genres (Book): Non-fiction

Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World is a book by Charles Peters.
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The Mantle of Command: F... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Chic Barna added Nigel Hamilton
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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Shannon Donnelly

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

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You're the Boss: The Pra... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Edward J. Flynn

First Published: 1947-01

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edward J. Flynn, Politics of the United States

Genres (Book): Autobiography

You're the Boss: The Practice of American Politics is a book by Edward J. Flynn.
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A First-Class Temperamen... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Geoffrey Ward

First Published: 1989

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Genres (Book): Biography

A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt is a book by Geoffrey Ward.
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Franklin Delano Roosevel... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Conrad Black

First Published: 2003

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

Genres (Book): Biography

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom is a book by Conrad Black.
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Commander in Chief: Fdr'... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
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This I remember is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Eleanor Roosevelt

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

This I remember is a book written by Eleanor Roosevelt.
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The End Of Reform is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Alan Brinkley

Subjects: Politics, Liberalism, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Public policy, International relations, + more

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Franklin D. Roosevelt an... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Robert Dallek

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century, Foreign relations

Genres (Book): History

Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 is a book by Robert Dallek.
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The Wisdom of Eleanor Ro... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Eleanor Roosevelt

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

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Courage in a Dangerous W... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt Books
Eleanor Roosevelt

First Published: 1999

Subjects: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century