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Franklin D. Roosevelt: the Apprenticeship
Franklin D. Roosevelt: the Apprenticeship
By Frank Freidel
Little, Brown, 1952, 456 pp

In this first of a projected six-volume biography, Professor Freidel carries the narrative only through the late President's youth, early years in New York State politics and his work as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Clearly intended as a definitive study, this volume is the product of extensive and sedulous scholarship; the future lines of Roosevelt's development are by no means clearly laid out, however, by the time of the 1918 Armistice.