Books Franklin D. Roosevelt A Political Life by Robert Dallek Hardcover, 692 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleFranklin D. RooseveltSubtitleA Political LifeAuthorRobert Dallek Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A portrait of the thirty-second president focuses on his career as a politician and dealmaker whose unusual skills served to unite divided factions, initiate essential reforms, and transform America into an international superpower. Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Also by Robert Dallek Let Every Nation Know Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Franklin D. Roosevelt NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life' Examines The Personal Traits That Marked FDR For Greatness November 8, 2017 NPR's Ron Elving says historian Robert Dallek's latest tome "emphasizes the human scale of FDR's life, his interaction with the people around him and the interplay among his intimates."