American POTUS

FDR: Inspirational Rise to The White House

January 11, 2021 James Tobin, Author of "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency" Season 2 Episode 1
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FDR: Inspirational Rise to The White House
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American POTUS
FDR: Inspirational Rise to The White House
Jan 11, 2021 Season 2 Episode 1
James Tobin, Author of "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"

By all accounts FDR appeared to have every advantage in life: family prestige, money, wit, and wisdom.  But it may have been his life-changing disadvantage that gave him the inspiration to win The White House.  And once he got there, it was no easy task – dealing with a global war on 2 fronts and an economic mess at home.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s affliction with Polio and his inspirational rise to the presidency is on this episode of American POTUS

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By all accounts FDR appeared to have every advantage in life: family prestige, money, wit, and wisdom.  But it may have been his life-changing disadvantage that gave him the inspiration to win The White House.  And once he got there, it was no easy task – dealing with a global war on 2 fronts and an economic mess at home.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s affliction with Polio and his inspirational rise to the presidency is on this episode of American POTUS