David Pietrusza at the FDR Library & Museum
2016 Roosevelt Reading Festival
Hyde Park, New York
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
presents the annual ROOSEVELT READING FESTIVAL
with sixteen authors of recently published books including
ALONZO HAMBY author of MAN OF DESTINY: FDR
AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY

June 18, 2016

HYDE PARK, NY -- On Saturday, June 18, 2016, from
9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential
Library and Museum will host the annual Roosevelt Reading
Festival.

The day-long program will highlight the recently published
work of sixteen authors -- including Alonzo Hamby author of
MAN OF DESTINY: FDR AND THE MAKING OF THE
AMERICAN CENTURY. The Reading Festival will be held
in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential
Library and Home.

This is a free public event.

In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day,
sixteen 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:

David Beasley
A Life in Red: A Story of Forbidden Love, the Great
Depression, and the Communist Fight For a Black Nation
in the Deep Sout
h (John F. Blair, 2015)

Walter R. Borneman
MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific
(Little, Brown and Company, 2016)

Paul Brandus
Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency --
21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories
(Lyons Press, 2015)

Michele Landis Dauber
The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of
the American Welfare Stat
e
(University Of Chicago Press, 2012)

David Greenberg
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American
Presidency
(Norton, 2016)

Christopher Kelly
America Invades: How We've Invaded or been Militarily
Involved with almost Every Country on Earth
(Book Publishers Network, 2015)

David Pietrusza
1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR -- Two Tales of Politics,
Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny
(Lyons Press, 2015)

David Priess
The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of
Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from
Kennedy to Obama
(PublicAffairs, 2016)

David W. Rose
Friends and Partners: The Legacy of Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Basil O'Connor in the History of Polio
(Academic Press, 2016)

A. James Rudin
Pillar of Fire: A Biography of Stephen S. Wise
(Texas Tech University Press, 2015)

Benn Steil
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes,
Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World
Order
(Princeton University Press, 2014)

Marlene Trestman
Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of
New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie
Margolin
(LSU Press, 2016)

Douglas Waller
Disciples: The World War II Missions of the
CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan
(Simon & Schuster, 2015)

David Woolner
Progressivism in America: Past, Present, and Future
(Oxford University Press, 2015)

Marc Wortman
1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a
World at War (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016)

Special Afternoon Presentation:
Alonzo Hamby
Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American
Century
(Basic Books, 2015)

The event is free and open to the public. Author book signings
will be conducted throughout the day, and books will be
available for purchase in the New Deal Store. The full
schedule for the day is posted online at www.fdrlibrary.org.  
For additional information about this event please call Cliff
Laube at (845) 486-7745.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30,
1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and
Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only
one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR
has followed his example and established a presidential library
administered by the National Archives and Records
Administration to preserve and make accessible to the
American people the records of their presidencies.

The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper
understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor
Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life.
This work is carried out through the Library's archives and
research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative
educational programs, and engaging public programming. For
more information about the Library or its programs call (800)
337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.

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