After Words with Charles Peters
Charles Peters discussed his book Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed… read more
Charles Peters discussed 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 PublicAffairs. He discussed the life of the 1940 dark horse Republican presidential candidate, Indiana businesman Wendell Wilkie. He was interviewed by historian Thomas Fleming, author of The New Dealers' War: FDR and the War Within World War II, published by Basic Books.
Charles Peters is the founding editor of the Washington Monthly magazine, that he edited for thirty-one years. Prior to his career in journalism he managed John F. Kennedy’s 1960 primary in West Virginia’s largest county, then moved to Washington, D.C. to help launch the Peace Corps.
Thomas Fleming is an historian and the author of more than fifty books, including nonfiction, fiction, and books for young readers. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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