Master of His Fate

Roosevelt's Rise from Polio to the Presidency by James Tobin

  • Published: Aug 10, 2020

Master of His Fate by James Tobin is an inspiring middle-grade biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with a focus on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the course to become president. In 1921, FDR contracted polio. Just as he began to... read more

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Details of Master of His Fate

Exact title of the book
Master of His Fate
Book author
James Tobin
ISBN
9781627793315
Publisher
Holt Books for Young Readers
Published
Mar 23, 2021
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
256
File size (in PDF)
2304 kB

Some brief overview of book

Master of His Fate by James Tobin is an inspiring middle-grade biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with a focus on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the course to become president. In 1921, FDR contracted polio. Just as he began to set his sights on the New York governorshipand, with great hope, the presidencyFDR became paralyzed from the waist down.

FDR faced a radical choice give up politics or reenter the arena with a disability, something never seen before. With the help of Eleanor and close friends, Roosevelt made valiant strides toward rehabilitation and became even more focused on becoming president, proving that misfortune sometimes turns out to be a portal to unexpected opportunities and rewardseven to greatness. This groundbreaking political biography richly weaves together medicine, disability narratives, and presidential history.

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About author

Tobin is an award-winning biographer and the author of The Very Inappropriate Word and Sue MacDonald Had a Book. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography for Ernie Pyles War and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for To Conquer the Air The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight.

He teaches narrative nonfiction in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

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