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Becoming FDR

Becoming FDR tells the story of the years when Roosevelt’s genius was made, when, at the age of 39, his life was turned upside down by polio. The illness that ravaged his body seemed the certain end of his political career. Instead, polio remade FDR, creating the man who would lead his country through the Depression and World War II.

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan Darman is an author and journalist who writes about American politics and history. His new book, Becoming FDR, tells the story of the years of personal struggle that remade Franklin Roosevelt’s character, creating a compassionate and transformational leader. A former political correspondent for Newsweek, Jonathan has written for a variety of national publications and appeared as commentator on broadcast television, cable news and radio.