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  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

  • emThis Day in Presidential Historyem
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    This Day in Presidential History

    White House reporter Paul Brandus offered a history of the presidency through anecdotes for each day of the year.

  • emThe Last 100 Daysem
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    The Last 100 Days

    David Woolner of the Roosevelt Institute reported on the last 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and presidency.

  • Franklin D Roosevelts New Deal
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

    The grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal cabinet members and advisers talked about the actions taken in the 1930s and early 1940s to bring the country back from the Great…

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    Japanese American Internment

    Greg Robinson talked about the conflict between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt over Executive Order 9066. President Roosevelt signed the document, which…

  • emThe Presidents Kitchen Cabinetem
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    The President's Kitchen Cabinet

    Adrian Miller talked about his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, in which he…

  • emThe Gatekeeperem
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    The Gatekeeper

    Kathyrn Smith talked about her book The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency, in which she looks at the life of Marguerirte “Missy”…

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    His Final Battle

    Joseph Lelyveld talked about his book His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt, in which he looks at the final months of the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He spoke…

  • emElliott and Eleanor Rooseveltem
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    Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt

    Geraldine Hawkins talked about her book Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age, in which she recounts the life of Elliott Roosevelt, father…

  • emCountdown to Pearl Harborem
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    Countdown to Pearl Harbor

    Steve Twomey talked about his book Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, in which he provides a history of the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl…

  • emThe Last Goodnightem
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    The Last Goodnight

    Howard Blum talked about his book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal, in which he recalls the life of American debutante turned spy Betty Pack.…

  • Franklin D Roosevelts Wartime Rhetoric
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Wartime Rhetoric

    Professor Mary Stuckey spoke with Paul Sparrow about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his use of language to bolster his World War II policies and strategies. During the event, footage was shown of…

  • Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2016, members of the Roosevelt Institute and the presidential library system spoke about…

  • Marlene Trestman Discusses emFair Labor Lawyerem
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    Fair Labor Lawyer

    Marlene Trestman talked about her book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, in which she recalls the impact attorney…

  • emMan of Destinyem
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    Man of Destiny

    Alonzo Hamby talked about his book Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century, in which he looks at the personal and political life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He…

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    Marc Wortman talked about his book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, in which he examines America’s secret forays into World War II prior to the attack on…

  • emThe Presidents Book of Secretsem
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    The President's Book of Secrets

    David Priess talked about his book, The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama, about the President’s Daily…

  • emUnder This Roofem
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    Under This Roof

    Paul Brandus talked about his book Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, in which he provides a history of the presidency through…

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    MacArthur at War

    Walter Borneman talked about his book MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific, in which he examines General Douglas MacArthur’s leadership in the Pacific theater during World War II.…

  • Franklin D Roosevelts Four Freedoms
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms

    Alexander Heffner and Harvey Kaye talked about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech. Professor Kaye is the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the…

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