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The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Religion's Role in the FDR Presidency
By (author): Christine Wicker
9781588345240 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State Oct 10, 2017
$33.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 x 1 in 232 pages 20 B&W PHOTOS Smithsonian Books
In The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, religion journalist and author Christine Wicker establishes that faith was at the heart of everything Roosevelt wanted for the American people. This powerful book is the first in-depth look at how one of America’s richest, most patrician presidents became a passionate and beloved champion of the downtrodden—and took the country with him. Those who knew Roosevelt best invariably credited his spiritual faith as the source of his passion for democracy, justice, and equality. Like many Americans of that time, his beliefs were simple. He believed the God who heard his prayers and answered them expected him to serve others. He anchored his faith in biblical stories and teachings. During times so hard that the country would have followed him anywhere, he summoned the better angels of the American character in ways that have never been surpassed.

FIRST EXPLORATION OF FDR’S RELIGION: No other book has examined the role of religion in FDR’s life and leadership. This book presents a whole new side of the man and the office at this moment in history.

EXPERT AUTHOR: Wicker is a bestselling religion writer whose experience studying and writing about matters of faith makes her uniquely qualified to write and promote this work.

COMPELLING STYLE: Wicker’s lively narration offers an intimate, nuanced portrait of a complex historical figure.

CHRISTINE WICKER is a former longtime religion reporter for the Dallas Morning News. She is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, most recently The Fall of the Evangelical Nation.

Author Residence: Dallas, TX

Marketing: Outreach to major history, politics, and American studies sites and organizations.

Publicity: National media publicity campaign

National radio tour

Blog and social media outreach

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