About the Author
Geoffrey C. Ward is the coauthor of The Civil War (with Ken Burns and Ric Burns), and the author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize.
Praise for Before the Trumpet: Young Frankln Roosevelt, 1882-1905…
“Suffused with magic . . . a wonderful book.” —John Lukacs, The Philadelphia Enquirer
“An engrossing biography . . . Magnificent social history . . . a triumph of scholarly detective work.”—The New Yorker
“The freshest and most penetrating study of the young FDR.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune
“The texture is . . . richer, the detail more finely tuned than in any other portrait.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Quite the best thing I have ever read about FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. The wonder is that [it] unearths so much new and revealing material—letters, conversations, insights . . . appealing and inspiring.”—Atlanta Constitution