Adams, Michael C. C. The Best War Ever: America and World War II. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Alldrit, Keith. The Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill,1941-1945. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

Bartiz, Loren. Backfire: A History of how American Culture Led us into Vietnam and Made us Fight the Way we Did. New York: Ballantine, 1985.

Brokaw, Tom. An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation. New York: Random House, 2001.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Deeds Done in Words:Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Casey, Steven. Cautious Crusade: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Public Opinion, and the War Against Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Divine, Robert A. The Reluctant Belligerent: American Entry into World War II, 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley, 1979.

______. Roosevelt and World War II. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1969.

Donovan, Frank. Mr. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: The Story Behind the United Nations Charter. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1966.

Fehrenbach, T. R. F.D.R.’s Undeclared War, 1939-1941. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1967.

Flynn, John T. Country Squire in the White House. New York: Doubleday, Doran, and Company, Inc., 1940.

Hargrove, Julia. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. Carthage, IL: Teaching & Learning Company, 2000.

Houck, Davis W. FDR and Fear Itself: The First Inaugural Address. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002.

Larrabee, Eric. Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants, and Their War. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Maney, Patrick J. The Roosevelt Presence: A Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992.

Murray, Stuart, and James McCabe. Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms: Images that Inspire a Nation. Woodstock, VT: Berkshire House Publishers, 1993.

Olson, Lester C. “Portraits in Praise of a People: A Rhetorical Analysis of Norman Rockwell’s Icons in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘Four Freedoms’ Campaign.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 69 (1983): 15-24.

Pederson, William D. The FDR Years. New York: Facts on File, 2006.

Russett, Bruce M. No Clear and Present Danger: A Skeptical View of the U.S. Entry into World War II. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Ryan, Halford. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Rhetorical Presidency. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

______. U.S. Presidents as Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Terkel, Studs. “The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Tugwell, Rexford D. The Democratic Roosevelt: A Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1957.

White, Graham J. FDR and the Press. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Winfield, Betty Houchin. FDR and the News Media. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Audio-Visual Materials

Capra, Frank, Walter Huston, and Anthony Veiler. World War II: Why We Fight. New York: GoodTimes Home Video Corp., 2000. Video Recording.

Franklin D. Roosevelt. Chicago, IL: Questar Video, 1991. Video Recording.

Man of our Times: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Oak Forest, IL: MPI Home Video, 1990. Video Recording.

McCullough, David G., David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. FDR. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 1997. Video Recording.

Moore, Darrell W., and Deb Ellis. The Speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Oak Forest, IL: MPI Home Video, 1988. Video Recording.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., and Fred L. Israel. The Roosevelt Years to U.S. Enters World War II. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1984. Video Recording.

Taylor, David C., Caleb B Stratton, John Alan Kane, John O’Toole, and Doug Stone. FDR, A Presidency Revealed. N.P.: History Channel, 2005. Video Recording.

On-Line Resources

“American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches,”

“Franklin D. Roosevelt, Four Freedoms Park,”

“Four Freedoms Awards,” Roosevelt Study Center,

“Franklin D. Roosevelt,” The White House,

“Franklin D. Roosevelt: 32nd President of the United States,” Franklin D. Roosevelt Library,

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” The Time 100,

“Our Documents: Four Freedoms.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Library,

“Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II.” National Archives,

Felice, William F. “Introduction: A Study Guide To The Four Freedoms,”

“Foreward: A Study Guide to the Four Freedoms,”

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