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Book Discussion on Electing FDR
Donald Ritchie talked about his book Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932, published by University Press of Kansas. In his book Mr. Ritchie recounted the presidential election of 1932 that pitted Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal policy platform against the incumbent, Herbert Hoover. Mr. Ritchie followed the election from the primaries to the enactment of the New Deal. Mr. Richie responded to questions from the audience.342 views
Book Discussion on The Defining Moment
Professor Minow interviewed Mr. Alter onstage about his book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. Alter explained that President Franklin Roosevelt, during his first one hundred days in office, laid the foundation for national recovery after the Great Depression. He also talked about the 1932 presidential election. After the interview Mr. Alter responded to audience members' questions.111 views