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15th Annual Roosevelt Reading Festival, FDR Library, Hyde Park June 16
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in the Henry A. Wallace Center, 4079 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park , NY 12538 will host the 15th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival.
The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of fifteen authors — including keynote speaker Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College SUSAN DUNN author of A BLUEPRINT FOR WAR: FDR AND THE HUNDRED DAYS THAT MOBILIZED AMERICA. The festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.
This is a free public event. For the full agenda CLICK HERE.
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:
Henry Alsberg: The Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945
Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
James J. Kimble
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938-1946
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
The WPA: Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression
Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House
Kathryn Smith and Kelly Durham
Shirley Temple is Missing: A Missy LeHand Mystery
Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography
Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps
Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America
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.
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