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The Resource The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family, William J. Mann

The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family, William J. Mann

Label
The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family
Title
The wars of the Roosevelts
Title remainder
the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family
Statement of responsibility
William J. Mann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on historical documents and interviews with the long-silent 'illegitimate' branch of the family, celebrity biographer William J. Mann paints a group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts' rise to power and prestige was driven by a series of intense personal contests that at times devolved into blood sport. Eleanor Roosevelt experienced this brutality firsthand, witnessing her uncle Theodore cruelly destroy her father, Elliott -- Theodore's brother and bitter rival -- for political expediency. This 'worshipful niece,' Mann contends, in fact bore a grudge against TR for the rest of her life. A new understanding of Eleanor, as well as of her relationship with Franklin, emerges. Mann also brings into focus Eleanor's cousins, TR's children -- Alice, Ted, and Kermit -- whose stories propelled the family rivalry. We also learn the story of Eleanor's illegitimate half-brother, Elliott Roosevelt Mann, who inherited his family's ambition and skills without their name and privilege, and whom TR did his best to exile. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from Elliott's archives, The Wars of the Roosevelts is a deeply psychological history, illuminating not only the enviable strengths but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, William J
Dewey number
  • 973.91092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt family
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt family
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Children of presidents
  • Cousins
  • Illegitimate children
  • Upper class
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Cousins
  • Roosevelt Family
  • Children of presidents
  • Cousins
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Families
  • Illegitimate children
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Upper class
  • United States
  • Cousins
Label
The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family, William J. Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-590) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The larger picture, 1960 -- Cain and Abel, 1890-1891 -- Everything to fear, 1893-1894 -- Popular and powerful, 1903-1905 -- A shot, 1912 -- Believing more than ever before, 1918-1920 -- Rough stunts, 1924-1925 -- The future and the past, 1932 -- Changing the world, 1936-1938 -- Terrific responsibility, 1943-1945 -- Epilogue: The last sortie, 1962
Control code
ocn964448632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 609 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062383334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table, illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964448632
Label
The wars of the Roosevelts : the ruthless rise of America's greatest political family, William J. Mann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-590) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The larger picture, 1960 -- Cain and Abel, 1890-1891 -- Everything to fear, 1893-1894 -- Popular and powerful, 1903-1905 -- A shot, 1912 -- Believing more than ever before, 1918-1920 -- Rough stunts, 1924-1925 -- The future and the past, 1932 -- Changing the world, 1936-1938 -- Terrific responsibility, 1943-1945 -- Epilogue: The last sortie, 1962
Control code
ocn964448632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 609 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062383334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table, illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)964448632

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