Book Review: FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon by Sara Polak

Sara Polak. FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2021), £54.   In FDR In American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon, Sara Polak evaluates how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s image was constructed to resemble that of an American icon.… Continue reading

The Presidential Juggler: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rhetorical Flexibility, and Autofabrication

On 12 April 1945, the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. To mark the 70th anniversary of FDR’s death, Sara Polak examines his rhetorical flexibility and reflects on how this attribute has contributed to his enduring legacy. Continue reading