ebook The Faith of FDR - from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Papers 1933-1945
The Faith of FDR - from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Papers 1933-1945
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT was President for over 12 years, longer than any other. He won four Presidential Elections, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, and was in office during the Great Depression and World War II.
Regardless if one agrees with his politics, he exerted a significant influence on U.S. history. It is inevitable that a serious student would want to examine his faith.
Since political rhetoric is the lowest common denominator-appealing to the largest number of voters-FDR's statements reflect a public with generally accepted views on faith. Statements are from nearly 4,000 pages of FDR's Public Papers 1933-1945, with the exception of the foreword he wrote for a 1941 edition Gideons New Testament distributed to millions of military personnel.