Americans have been avid readers of presidential biographies since … As Dallek notes, trying to maintain good relations with the USSR was one side of FDR's Soviet policy, but there was another side:

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Robert Dallek. “Dallek offers an FDR relevant to our sharply divided nation ... Robert Dallek, a luminary in the field of political biography--author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Nixon and Kissinger and the New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy--offers here a look at the life of William Dodd, an American diplomat stationed in Nazi Germany. Clashing Twentieth-Century Global Forces” (Anthem Press, 2008). Viking. Presidential historian Robert Dallek, author of, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, talks to Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the parallels between the presidencies of FDR and Donald Trump. These questions have been taken up by FDR’s biographers for decades, and they are at the center of Robert Dallek’s new book, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life. Battling the Great Depression and a global war, the 32nd president harnessed wisdom to decision making, and political acumen to governance. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life By Robert Dallek Penguin Publishing Group 704 pp. Presidential historian Robert Dallek, author of, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, talks to Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the parallels between the presidencies of FDR and Donald Trump. Battling the Great Depression and a global war, the 32nd president harnessed wisdom to decision making, and political acumen to governance. ... Robert Dallek. “Robert Dallek’s brilliant portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt is an inspiring read, a timely reminder that political leadership involves judgment and intelligence. “Robert Dallek’s brilliant portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt is an inspiring read, a timely reminder that political leadership involves judgment and intelligence. It gives an honest outline of his life including his attitudes as a privileged ‘undemocratic snob’ who used ‘the influence of men he considered unworthy of public influence.’ . Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life covers much more than the momentous challenges faced by FDR as president. Seriously? Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created ModernAmerica ... Robert Moore. Robert Dallek is the author of John F. Kennedy- An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963, Lyndon B. Johnson- Portrait of a President and Nixon and Kissinger- Partners in Power. Robert Dallek is the author of John F. Kennedy- An Unfinished Life, 1917-1963, Lyndon B. Johnson- Portrait of a President and Nixon and Kissinger- Partners in Power. Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University, Contributing Editor of HNN, and author of “An Age of Progress? “Dallek offers an FDR relevant to our sharply divided nation” —Michael Kazin “Will rank among the standard biographies of its subject” —Publishers Weekly A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker 4.5 out of 5 stars 60. Review of Robert Dallek’s “Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life” Posted on November 27, 2018 by Aidan Campbell in News. . “Dallek offers an FDR relevant to our sharply divided nation” —Michael Kazin “Will rank among the standard biographies of its subject” — Publishers Weekly A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker ROBERT DALLEK: He had a certain regard for Stalin as Churchill did too, and a regard for the Soviet fighting forces. Robert Dallek's FDR is a man of great but always complicated drives. Dallek rates FDR as one of the nation’s three best, alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. $40. “Robert Dallek’s brilliant portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt is an inspiring read, a timely reminder that political leadership involves judgment and intelligence. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life Will Take A Fresh Look At The Many Compelling Questions That… READ MORE. He rehabilitates Truman, and he emphasizes … FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A Political Life By Robert Dallek 679 pp. Kindle Edition. In the preface, noted presidential historian Robert Dallek opens his new cradle-to-grave biography, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, by saying it is needed because, in recent years, FDR "has become a remote figure to most Americans." It deepens our understanding of how Franklin Delano Roosevelt restored hope and transformed America. by Walter G. Moss. Robert Dallek is the author of Camelot's Court, An Unfinished Life, and Nixon and Kissinger, among other books.His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vanity Fair.He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president in 2004-2005. Battling the Great Depression and a global war, the 32nd president harnessed wisdom to decision making, and political acumen to governance. Franklin D. Roosevelt And American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. Dallek attributes Roosevelt's success to two remarkable political insights.

Dallek’s biography clearly demonstrates that FDR sought the proper political goal and possessed most of qualities needed to act politically wise.