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FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's Massive Disability-And the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public download ebook

by Hugh Gregory Gallagher

FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's Massive Disability-And the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public download ebook
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0918339502
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978-0918339508
Author:
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
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Vandamere Pr; 3 edition (March 1, 1999)
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FDR's Splendid Deception is an intensely personal view of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

FDR's Splendid Deception is an intensely personal view of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Revised and updated, this moving story of FBR's massive disability - and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public - has been widely acknowledged as revising the understanding of Roosevelt's personality and decision-making process

FDR's Splendid Deception book.

FDR's Splendid Deception book. FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's Massive Disability - and the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public. This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s massive disability and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public has been widely acknowledged as revising the understanding of Roosevelt s personality and decision making process. It is an intensely personal view of FDR.

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This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s massive disability and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public .

This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s massive disability and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public has been widely acknowledged as revising. He details FDR's ed public appearances which, for the country, maintained the illusion that their President could actually walk. While I found the book to be inspirational, perhaps the most fascinating realization was the respect of the media in maintaining this illusion.

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This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's massive disability-and the intense efforts to. .

This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's massive disability-and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public-has been widely acknowledged as revising the understanding of Roosevelt's personality and decision making process.

Leuchtenburg, FDR Years, p. 27, citing Hugh Gregory Gallagher, FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's Massive Disability - and the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1985), p. 160. 7. Kenneth S. Davis, FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937 (New York: Random House, 1986), p. 223. 8. James MacGregor Burns, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox, 1882-1940 (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1984), p. 50. 9. Ibid. pp. 52, 61. 10. However, this attitude didn't extend to his own interests.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was famously difficult, and it is widely known that FDR enjoyed the company of women

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was famously difficult, and it is widely known that FDR enjoyed the company of women. But this remarkable book reveals a secret that has been carefully guarded for more than half a century: Roosevelt's closest companion during the last years of his life was his sixth cousin Margaret Daisy Suckley. FDR became friendly with Daisy in the 1920s and invited her to his first inauguration in 1933.

FDR's splendid deception: the moving story of Roosevelt's massive disability and the intense efforts .

FDR's splendid deception: the moving story of Roosevelt's massive disability and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public. The splendid deception referred to in this 1985 title ( LJ 5/1/85) is the masking of the full extent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's polio. Although this aspect of FDR's life has been covered in brief. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Diğer baskılar - Tümünü görüntüle. FDR's splendid deception Hugh Gregory Gallagher Metin Parçacığı görünümü - 1985.

William E. Leuchtenburg, The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), p. 27, quoting Hugh Gregory Gallagher, FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's. 27, quoting Hugh Gregory Gallagher, FDR's Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt's Massive Disability - and the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1985), p. 16. He is an accomplished Master who, with his sharp theories on revolutionary formations, contributed to the molding of the discipline, the collective energy, the power of the masses, of the Fascist cohorts.

This moving story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt s massive disability and the intense efforts to conceal it from the public has been widely acknowledged as revising the understanding of Roosevelt s personality and decision making process. It is an intensely personal view of FDR. It traces his developments from the early years, his battle with polio, his fight for rehabilitation, his paralysis and his need to hide it, both in public and in private as well as the impact the paralysis and its cover-up had on his political career, his personality, and his relations with others. Now complete with a detailed account of the FDR Memorial and the struggle by disability advocates to have FDR depicted as he was in his wheelchair. Must reading for everyone interested in presidential history, disability history, and modern American history. A book not to be missed.
Reviews:
  • Ariurin
I miss Hugh Gallagher. The disability movement and all of the post-polios were so well represented by him. My wife is a post-polio. We met Hugh many years ago. Have heard him speak.

His own personal story is that of a "HERO" but this book is about one of his heroes -- FDR. For those of us who have been around polio, Hugh's portrait of FDR is so much like so many post-polios: They are not just "Type A"; They are "Type AAAA".

As a political scientist, I wonder if FDR could have been elected today because his disability would be so well known. But back in the "good old days", the Splendid Deception could be pulled off. Not today with our 24/7 news cycle.

So I guess we were lucky that FDR came along when he did. He could achieve while he also deceived.

And we are lucky that Hugh Gallagher came along, accomplished so much (in spite of his disability), and was able to put his unique perspective into this book.
  • Arakus
I am pleased to see this book back in print. Mr. Gallagher's book is excellent, and a great read for history buffs and those who lived through the Polio epidemics, or want to see what it was like. I had Polio in 1953, and didn't realize FDR had Polio until much later. I never knew until I read this book that FDR wore braces on both legs (my brace was right leg only), and that FDR never walked unassisted (as I was able to do). We both had great upper arm strength, better for a guy than a girl! FDR deceived not only me, but everyone. And, it is good to know the whole story as presented by Mr. Gallagher in his great book. I am pleased to add it to my library.
  • Terr
I absolutely love this book -- I'd strongly recommend it; it's a very interesting view on FDR's time in office and makes you think about his presidency in ways many of us never have and the societal constructs of disability.
  • Honeirsil
I gave this to a friend who had polio, and he learned a lot about the disease that he hadn't know already. Also, an interesting look at one aspect of FDR's life.
  • Tekasa
This book gave me insights into FDR's life and personality I never knew before. As my father had polio at age four months in 1909, FDR's ordeal and seeming triumph over the consequences of the disease gave me greater understanding for what my father went through growing up as a "cripple" in the days before disability rights legislation. It took a leader like Roosevelt to put into motion the wheels needed to "conquer" this dreaded disease.
  • Nten
A desperate nation turned for help to a very strong man in a weak body, a man who could only walk in heavy, painful leg braces with the support of another person. He didn't disappoint in his leadership out of the Great Depression and through the Great War (WW II), so the more forgiving press of the day looked the other way. Could this happen in today's political climate? This is a great read, and a timely lesson about disaAbility.
  • Rindyt
I have read over 50 books about FDR, and this one is by far the best. Contains great insight about how FDR's battle against polio shaped his character, transforming his from an aloof aristocrat to a compassionate man of the people. A real spellbinder.
wonderful illumination of one of the greatest Presidents.. and how he parlayed personal suffering into compassion for the multitudes in need!