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Jonathan Darman

Season 5 Episode 6 | 26m 40s

In popular memory, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the quintessential political “natural.” Yet for all his gifts, as a young man Roosevelt nonetheless lacked depth, empathy, and an ability to think strategically. Those qualities, so essential to his eventual success as president, were skills he acquired during his seven-year journey through illness and recovery.

Aired: 02/06/24 | Expires: 03/06/24
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Jeffrey Frank is a former senior editor at The New Yorker.
Fredrik Logevall is the author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956.
Candice Millard offers an extraordinary account of President Garfield’s career.
Marie Arana is the author of LatinoLand, to be published in 2024.
Leslie M. Harris is professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a professor of medicine at Columbia University.
Craig L. Symonds is professor of history emeritus at the United States Naval Academy.
Richard Haass is the author of The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.
David Rubenstein uncovers the evolution of the American story.
Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century American history at Yale University.
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