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Master of his fate : Roosevelt's rise from polio to the presidency / James Tobin.

Tobin, James, 1956- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library JB ROOSEVELT 000160909 Children's Library -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627795203
  • ISBN: 1627795200
  • Physical Description: xiii, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The infection (August-October 1921) -- Standing up (November 1921-July 1924) -- Getting ready (Fall 1924-Summer 1928) -- "A touch of destiny" (Fall 1928-Fall 1932) -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1921, FDR contracted polio. Just as he began to set his sights on the New York governorship--and, with great hope, the presidency--FDR became paralyzed from the waist down. FDR faced a radical choice: give up politics or reenter the arena with a disability, something never seen before. With the help of Eleanor and close friends, Roosevelt made valiant strides toward rehabilitation and became even more focused on becoming president, proving that misfortune sometimes turns out to be a portal to unexpected opportunities and rewards--even to greatness." -- Amazon.com.
"A biography of FDR, focusing on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the course to become president, for fans of Steve Sheinkin's political biographies."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-14 Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6 Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Health > Juvenile literature.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Health.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Presidents > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Poliomyelitis > Patients > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Presidents > United States > Election > 1932 > Juvenile literature.
Presidents.
Poliomyelitis > Patients.
Presidents > United States > Election > 1932.
Health.
Poliomyelitis > Patients.
Presidents.
Presidents > Election.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Biographies.