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Final Victory:FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign

Stanley Weintraub

Renowned historian Stanley Weintraub details President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s last election campaign in 1944 as World War II raged overseas. Although suffering from heart disease and exhaustion, Roosevelt chose to run for an unprecedented fourth term with VP candidate Harry Truman, even though it was unlikely FDR would live to see the end of it. He proved to be a force to be reckoned with for a nation in crisis, but died just months after his inauguration. Engaging political history from the author of Pearl Harbor Christmas (2011).