The Squire of Hyde Park

Of the squire of Hyde Park who wants to be President there are abroad in the land two strong and conflicting views.... Is he bold and courageous and independent or is he just an honest politician whom Fate has tossed to the top? Has he the capacity to govern? Does his mind generate large ideas of political reformation or does he just utter lofty platitudes?

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What it Will Take to End Polio

Franklin Roosevelt never knew the Pakistani babies battling polio today, but he knew their pain. The world is fighting to end that suffering forever

FDR’s Polio: The Steel in His Soul

Disease can break a lot of people. As a new film by Ken Burns and an exclusive video clip show, it helped make Franklin Roosevelt

FDR’s D-Day Prayer

Listen to the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used to mark Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944

The Winding Road to D-Day

FDR’s patient diplomacy in 1942 and 1943 made Operation Overlord possible in 1944

Rare Footage Shows FDR Walking at Baseball Game

The Pennsylvania State Archives released on Thursday historical film footage of President FDR, who was paralyzed from the waist down by polio, walking to his...

The Myth of FDR’s Secret Disability

The press sometimes described his condition in great detail, and LIFE even published a picture of him in a wheelchair

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