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16th Annual Roosevelt Reading Festival The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of fifteen authors -- including a special afternoon presentation with presidential historians Michael Beschloss (author of PRESIDENTS OF WAR) and Susan Dunn (author of A 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. Bolzenius Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II
  •  Rick Byer The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery
  •  Robert Chiles The Revolution of '28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
  •  Joseph Dalton Washington's Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists
  • James Lacey The Washington War: FDR's Inner Circle and the Politics of Power That Won World War II
  • William Marcum The Foreman's Boys: The Story of Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1333, Camp S-63, Poe Valley
  • David Pietrusza TR's Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy
  • David Priess How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives
  •  Eric Rauchway Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt and the First Clash over the New Deal
  • David L. Roll George Marshall: Defender of the Republic
  • Kathryn Smith Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison (A Missy LeHand Mystery)
  • Kara Dixon Vuic The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines
  • Emily Herring Wilson The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own
Date:Saturday, Jun 15th, 2019
Time:9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:Free, public event
Contact Phone:(800) 337-8474
Contact URL:https://fdrlibrary.org/events-calendar
Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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