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Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on January 7, 2010 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448453460
ISBN-13: 9780448453460
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      • zaylinrobinsonFriday, February 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm
        is Franklin Roosevelt the third president in the united states

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