Saturday, Jun 15th , 2019

9:45 am - 5:00 pm


Free, public event


Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538


(800) 337-8474

The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of fifteen authors -- including a special afternoon presentation with presidential historiansMichael Beschloss(author ofPRESIDENTS OF WAR) andSusan Dunn(author ofA BLUEPRINT FOR WAR: FDR AND THE HUNDRED DAYS THAT MOBILIZED AMERICA).

In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day, fifteen authors of works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives -- or focus on the Roosevelt era -- will present author talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Copies of all of the authors' books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with coffee and refreshments. This year's Roosevelt Reading Festival authors include:

  • Sandra M. BolzeniusGlory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II
  • Rick ByerThe Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery
  • Robert ChilesThe Revolution of '28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
  • Joseph DaltonWashington's Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists
  • James LaceyThe Washington War: FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II
  • William MarcumThe Foreman's Boys: The Story of Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1333, Camp S-63, Poe Valley
  • David PietruszaTR's Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy
  • David PriessHow to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives
  • Eric RauchwayWinter War: Hoover, Roosevelt and the First Clash over the New Deal
  • David L. RollGeorge Marshall: Defender of the Republic
  • Kathryn SmithEleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison (A Missy LeHand Mystery)
  • Kara Dixon VuicThe Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines
  • Emily Herring WilsonThe Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own