Book Discussion on A First-Class Temperament

Geoffrey Ward delivered the keynote address at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. He talked about his book, A First-Class Temperament:… read more

Geoffrey Ward delivered the keynote address at the Roosevelt Reading Festival. He talked about his book, A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. He described Roosevelt’s childhood influences and his crippling bout of polio at age 39, explaining how they affected his presidency. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions.

Geoffrey Ward also wrote, Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905.

The event was part of a year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s birth. The annual Roosevelt Reading Festival featured talks by authors of recently published works that drew upon the Roosevelt Library archives. close

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Book Discussion on A First-Class Temperament

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199865-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Hyde Park, New York, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Oct 6, 2007

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  • Aug 12, 2007 | 6:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2007 | 4:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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