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 South (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 State (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 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.