Sailor in the White House

The Seafaring Life of FDR
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Binding:Paperback
Published:August 15, 2015
By Robert F. Cross (Author)

Now available in paperback, Robert F. Cross’ Sailor in the White House remains one of the most interesting and intimate books about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Secret Service agents, family, and old sailing pals share stories about their days on the water with America’s greatest seafaring president. The author argues that the skills required to be a good sailor are the same skills that made FDR a successful politician: the ability to alter courses, make compromises, and shift positions as the situation warrants. This perspective on Roosevelt shows how his love of the sea shaped his presidency, and its unique look remains refreshing even today.

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Product Details
  • Paperback : 296 pages
  • Illustrations: 27 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1612515010
  • ISBN-13: 9781612515014
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 14.24 oz

Robert F. Cross is commissioner of the Port of Albany a 240-acre seaport on New York’s Hudson River. A former award-winning newspaper correspondent, he also previously served as water commissioner for the City of Albany, and as an assistant environmental commissioner for New York State. He is the author of Shepherds of the Sea.

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