Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
A First-Class Temperament by Geoffrey C. Ward
Add to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

A First-Class Temperament

Best Seller
A First-Class Temperament by Geoffrey C. Ward
Paperback $19.95
Sep 09, 2014 | ISBN 9780804173353

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Sep 09, 2014 | ISBN 9780804173353

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Sep 09, 2014 | ISBN 9780804173360

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details

Praise

“Definitive for our time.” —The Boston Globe

“An incomparable study . . . immensely informative about Roosevelt’s meteoric public career but also refreshingly honest about a private life that was both spacious and constricted.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Ward’s sensitive biography avoids easy judgments . . . With an empathy heightened by a shared physical disability, Ward depicts, in extraordinary and moving detail, the ways a lifetime battle against polio affected Roosevelt . . . a beautiful story, beautifully told.”—Los Angeles Times

“Every American knows the story in its outline, but this remarkable book tells it with fresh materials, fresh insights and fresh power—a splendid and moving achievement.”—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

 “A brilliant portrait of ‘the great man’ in the making.”—David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of John Adams

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Geoffrey C. Ward
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top