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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Resource Guide

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in convertible automobile on way to U.S. Capitol for Roosevelt's inauguration, March 4, 1933
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover in convertible automobile on way to U.S. Capitol for Roosevelt's inauguration, March 4, 1933.
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Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than one hundred subject headings for books related to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Roosevelt-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Roosevelt-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Roosevelt and a limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to a general audience and younger readers.

Selected Works by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Buhite, Russell D., and David W. Levy, eds. FDR’s Fireside Chats. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .R65 1992 [Catalog Record]

Kimball, Warren F., ed. Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence. 3 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
LC Call Number: DA566.9.C5 A4 1984 [Catalog Record]

Nixon, Edgar B., ed. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Foreign Affairs. 3 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .R6 1969 [Catalog Record]

Rauch, Basil, ed. The Roosevelt Reader: Selected Speeches, Messages, Press Conferences, and Letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York: Rinehart, 1957.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .R65 [Catalog Record]

Roosevelt, Elliott, ed. F.D.R., His Personal Letters. 4 vols. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1947-50.
LC Call Number: E807 .R649 [Catalog Record]

Roosevelt, Franklin D. Complete Presidential Press Conferences of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 25 vols. New York: Da Capo, 1972.
LC Call Number: E806 .R7424 1972 [Catalog Record]

Rosenman, Samuel I., comp. The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 13 vols. New York: Random House, 1938-50.
LC Call Number: E806 .R749 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online by the University of Michigan Digital Library.

Schewe, Donald B., ed. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Foreign Affairs, January 1937-August 1939. 11 vols. New York: Garland, 1979-83.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .R6 1979 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Roosevelt

Black, Conrad. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom. New York: Public Affairs, 2003.
LC Call Number: E807 .B58 2003 [Catalog Record]

Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1956.
LC Call Number: E807 .B835 [Catalog Record]

-----. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.
LC Call Number: E807 .B836 [Catalog Record]

Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.
LC Call Number: E806 .D33 [Catalog Record]

Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The Beckoning of Destiny, 1882-1928. New York: Putnam, 1973.
LC Call Number: E807 .D36 1972 [Catalog Record]

-----. FDR: The New Deal Years, 1933-1937. New York: Random House, 1986.
LC Call Number: E807 .D37 1986 [Catalog Record]

-----. FDR: The New York Years, 1928-1933. New York: Random House, 1985.
LC Call Number: E807 .D35 1985 [Catalog Record]

-----. FDR: Into the Storm, 1937-1940. New York: Random House, 1993.
LC Call Number: E807 .D34 1993 [Catalog Record]

-----. FDR: The War President, 1940-1943. New York: Random House, 2000.
LC Call Number: E807 .D38 2000 [Catalog Record]

Freidel, Frank. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vol. 1: The Apprenticeship. Vol. 2: The Ordeal. Vol. 3: The Triumph. Vol. 4: Launching the New Deal. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952-73.
LC Call Number: E807 .F74 [Catalog Record]

-----. Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990.
LC Call Number: E807 .F75 1990 [Catalog Record]

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
LC Call Number: E807 .G66 1994 [Catalog Record]

Jenkins, Roy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: Times Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E807 .J46 2003 [Catalog Record]

Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt’s Private Papers. New York: Norton 1971.
LC Call Number: E807.1 .R572 [Catalog Record]

McJimsey, George T. The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
LC Call Number: E806 .M46 2000 [Catalog Record]

Meacham, Jon. Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship. New York: Random House, 2003.
LC Call Number: D753 .M42 2003 [Catalog Record]

Miller, Nathan. FDR: An Intimate History. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1983.
LC Call Number: E807 .M54 1983 [Catalog Record]

Morgan, Ted. FDR: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
LC Call Number: E807 .M75 1985 [Catalog Record]

Ritchie, Donald A. Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
LC Call Number: E805 .R58 2007 [Catalog Record]

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Age of Roosevelt. Vol. 1: The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933. Vol. 2: The Coming of the New Deal. Vol. 3: The Politics of Upheaval. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957-60.
LC Call Number: E806 .S34 [Catalog Record]

Smith, Jean Edward. FDR. New York: Random House, 2007.
LC Call Number: E807 .S58 2007 [Catalog Record]

Ward, Geoffrey C. A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. [Catalog Record]

-----. Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. [Catalog Record]


Hendrickson, Kenneth E. The Life and Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An Annotated Bibliography. 3 vols. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: Z8757.29 .H46 2005 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Our National Hero. New York: Sterling, 2007.
LC Call Number: E807 .B27 2007 [Catalog Record]

Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. Franklin D. Roosevelt: America’s 32nd President. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E807 .F348 2005 [Catalog Record]

Gilbert, Adrian. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2003.
LC Call Number: E807 .G55 2003 [Catalog Record]

Harness, Cheryl. Franklin & Eleanor. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E807 .H33 2004 [Catalog Record]

Haugen, Brenda. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Deal President. Minneapolis: Compass Point, 2006.
LC Call Number: E807 .H365 2006 [Catalog Record]

Woog, Adam. Roosevelt and the New Deal. San Diego: Lucent, 1998.
LC Call Number: E806 .W69 1998 [Catalog Record]

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