The History of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Told Through Historic Photographs


fdrbookThe History of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Told Through Historic Photographs

From the New York State Legislature, to governor, to the White House, Franklin Roosevelt has been an integral part of the fabric of United States’ history. His compassion and eloquence intrigued and inspired throughout the twentieth century, his charges as husband, President, reformist, and humanitarian winning fans and garnering him the title of one of the most popular presidents in history.

With fact-filled photo captions and chapter introductions by Matthew Gilmore, Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt rediscovers the fascinating past of the “White House Houdini” through nearly 200 rare photographs culled from the Franklin Delano Presidential Library, all showcased with exceptional clarity and beauty.


fdrhistoryIn scenes of events from parades to politics, celebrations to sporting events, the Works Progress Administration to World War II, and much more, Franklin Delano Roosevelt shines through the decades in glorious black-and-white photography, displayed in a large format. 

“This book is unique for two reasons,” explains publisher Todd Bottorff, “the high quality of printing and binding and the fact that many have never seen these photos.” Descriptive texts and captions accompany each photograph and help define the images that map the life of America’s beloved thirty-second president.

Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, highlighting the history of the great cities and figures across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history.

Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt By Matthew Gilmore, from Turner Publishing (ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-400-2)


Ten Things to Know About Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1. What time periods are covered?
Late 1800’s-1945: Franklin Roosevelt’s entire life

2. How many photographs does the book contain?
Nearly 200 photographs are reproduced in black and white on heavy art paper

3. What Archives were used to obtain images?
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library

4. Who is the author?
Matthew Gilmore

5. Where is the book available?
All major and independent bookstores,, turnerpublishing.comFranlink Delano Roosevelt

6. What are some notable landmarks and/or historical figures featured in the book?
Roosevelt’s Children, Eleanor Roosevelt, Works Progress Administration, Warm Springs, Georgia, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, U.S.S Indianapolis, Joseph Stalin, Yalta, Hyde Park, General Patton, General Eisenhower, Winston Churchill

7. When will the book be released?
September 2007

8. What are the book specifications?
10 x 10 inches, hardbound, smyth-sewn binding, 200 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-59652-400-2

9. Is the book part of a series/collection?
Historic Photos of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is part of Turner Publishing’s “Historic Photos” series of books

10. What are others saying about the “Historic Photos Series”?
“Historic Photos of Nashville — what a top quality book throughout! Over 200 beautifully printed pages, depicting scenes from Nashville history since the mid-1800’s. These extraordinary old photographs have been found in various archives, and provide a great historical representation of the people, places, and events that have occurred in Nashville.” –

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