The man who saved his crewmen during World War II and became the 35th president won his first battle as a toddler, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, the nation's youngest elected leader left a permanent mark on American life.
With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was…? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life, introduces his or her major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, a bibliography, and suggestions for further research.