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    Book Discussion on A Secret Gift

    Ted Gup talked about his grandfather, Sam Stone, and the anonymous $5 checks he gave to 150 residents of Canton, Ohio, just before Christmas 1933, during the height of the Great…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

    The second in a series on presidential libraries focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and career through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and…

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    Book Discussion on Five Days in Philadelphia

    Charles Peters talked about his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, published by…

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    James MacGregor Burns with Michael Beschloss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt scholar James MacGregor Burns talked with his former student at Williams College, presidential historian and NBC News commentator Michael…

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    Book Discussion on Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Alan Brinkley, former provost of Columbia University, talked about his book Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2009). He recounts the life of the thirty-second president…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt State of the Union Address

    President Roosevelt in his State of the Union Address, talked about the efforts of the United Nations against the armies of Germany and Japan in World War II.

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    Book Discussion on 1940

    Susan Dunn talked about her book, 1940: FDR, Wilkie, Lindbergh, Hitler - the Election Amid the Storm. The 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Special Relationship

    A discussion on the wartime relationship between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Panelists explore the impact that FDR and Churchill had…

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    Book Discussion on Masters and Commanders

    Historian Andrew Roberts talked about his book Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 (Harper, 2009; Harper Perennial, 2010). In his book he describes…

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    The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the 1935 Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act on American life and society, as well as the current state of…

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    Book Discussion on FDR

    Jean Edward Smith talked about his biography FDR, published by Random House. Professor Smith researched President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s private and public life which…

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    Book Discussion on Young Mr. Roosevelt

    Stanley Weintraub talked about his book, Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life, in which he recounts the early political career of Franklin D.…

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    Book Discussion on FDR and the End of Empire

    Christopher O’Sullivan talked about his book, FDR and the End of Empire: The Origins of American Power in the Middle East. The 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin…

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    Churchill-Roosevelt Legacy

    A discussion on the lasting legacies of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both British and American panelists explore the strengths and…

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    Allida Black on Eleanor Roosevelt's Tomorrow Is Now

    Allida Black delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival. She spoke about Eleanor Roosevelt’s book, Tomorrow Is Now. Professor Black wrote an…

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    The New Deal: Infrastructure Programs

    A panel discussion was held on the historical impact of the infrastructure programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Rural Electrification Administration, (REA). Topics…

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    Freedom Flyer: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

    Todd Moye talked about his book Freedom Flyer: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    The eighth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival was…

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    Roosevelt's War Elections

    Panelists at the Roosevelt Library talked about the wartime elections of President Franklin D. Rooseveltand responded to questions from the audience. President Roosevelt’s last…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt's Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party

    Susan Dunn talked about her book, Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party. She responded to questions from members of the audience. 
    The eighth annual…

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    The Depression Elections

    Scholars talked about president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first two presidential campaigns, which were waged during the Depression years amidst great national uncertainty and…

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