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Michigan historian tells us how polio shaped FDR's presidency

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One of the few photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a wheelchair. Taken at Top Cottage in February 1941.

Michigan historian James Tobin has written a new book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how polio shaped the president he became. FDR was our 32nd president, and on his Inauguration Day, in the darkest days of the Great Depression, FDR sent out a timeless challenge to Americans.

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