FDR http://wamc.org en "No End Save Victory: How FDR Led The Nation Into War" By David Kaiser http://wamc.org/post/no-end-save-victory-how-fdr-led-nation-war-david-kaiser <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>While Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Beginning as early as 1939 when Germany first attacked Poland, Roosevelt skillfully navigated a host of challenges—a reluctant population, an unprepared military, and disagreements within his cabinet—to prepare the country for its inevitable confrontation with the Axis.</p><p>In <em>No End Save Victory</em>, esteemed historian David Kaiser draws on extensive archival research to reveal the careful preparations that enabled the United States to win World War II.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89323 at http://wamc.org "No End Save Victory: How FDR Led The Nation Into War" By David Kaiser The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win The Presidency" By James Tobin http://wamc.org/post/man-he-became-how-fdr-defied-polio-win-presidency-james-tobin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">James Tobin writes in his new biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "It is a truism to say Roosevelt overcame polio to become President. It is just as accurate to say that Roosevelt would not have been the President he became, probably would not have been President at all, had it not been for the germ that had infected him in 1921."</span></p><p>National Book Critic Circle Award winner James Tobin, author of the acclaimed <em>Ernie Pyle’s War</em>, writes in his detailed account of the defining event of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s life, and the greatest comeback in America’s political history.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79140 at http://wamc.org The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win The Presidency" By James Tobin FRANKLIN Offers Access To Library's Digital Collections http://wamc.org/post/franklin-offers-access-librarys-digital-collections <p></p><p>There’s a new archive being launched Wednesday at an historical location in New York’s Hudson Valley.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:10:19 +0000 Allison Dunne 79227 at http://wamc.org FRANKLIN Offers Access To Library's Digital Collections "Young Mr. Roosevelt" By Stanley Weintraub http://wamc.org/post/young-mr-roosevelt-stanley-weintraub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Young Mr. Roosevelt</em>, acclaimed historian Stanley Weintraub evokes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s political and wartime beginnings. An unpromising patrician playboy appointed assistant secretary of the Navy in 1913, Roosevelt learned quickly and rose to national visibility in World War I.</p><p>Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1920, he lost the election but not his ambitions. While his stature was rising, his testy marriage to his cousin Eleanor was fraying amid scandal quietly covered up. Even polio a year later would not suppress his inevitable ascent.</p><p>Stanley Weintraub will talk about his new book at the <a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html">FDR Presidential Library and Museum</a> on Sunday, November 3 at 2pm.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76583 at http://wamc.org "Young Mr. Roosevelt" By Stanley Weintraub Alan Chartock in Conversation with Best-Selling Author Joseph Perisco http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartock-conversation-best-selling-author-joseph-perisco <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alan </span>Chartock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> interviews Best-Selling Author Joseph </span>Persico<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his new book - <em>Roosevelt&#39;s Centurions.</em></span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 David Guistina 67501 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock in Conversation with Best-Selling Author Joseph Perisco FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Joseph Persico http://wamc.org/post/fdr-presidential-library-and-museum-joseph-persico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Not all have performed as such in practice. In his new book, in <em>Roosevelt’s Centurions</em>, distinguished historian Joseph Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.</p><p>Prior to beginning his career as a historian and biographer, Joseph Persico was chief speechwriter for New York governor and later U.S. vice president, Nelson A. Rockefeller. He has written 13-books, including many about FDR and the Roosevelt era – including: <em>Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage</em> and <em>Franklin and Lucy: FDR and the Remarkable Women in His Life</em>.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 68284 at http://wamc.org FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Joseph Persico FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Douglas Brinkley http://wamc.org/post/fdr-presidential-library-and-museum-douglas-brinkley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/">The Roosevelt Library</a> remains the premier research center in the world for study and research on the 32nd President of the United States. It contains more than 17-million pages of documents. The library is a critical historical resource and educational destination used by scholars, researchers and historians.</p><p>Historian <a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/14213/Douglas_Brinkley/index.aspx">Douglas Brinkley</a> is a scholar, author, and sought-after news commentator. He is a professor of history and Baker Institute Fellow at Rice University and has written books on Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. His new book is on FDR and why we are lucky enough to have him join us this morning.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68266 at http://wamc.org FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Douglas Brinkley FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Lynn Bassanese and Herman Eberhardt http://wamc.org/post/fdr-presidential-library-and-museum-lynn-bassanese-and-herman-eberhardt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>While the renovation of the museum is an amazing achievement, it is important to realize the revitalization also includes new and exciting permanent museum exhibits.</p><p>These exhibits tell the story of the Roosevelt Presidency beginning in the depths of the Great Depression and continuing through the New Deal and WWII with an emphasis on both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with the American people.</p><p>Lynn Bassanese, Director of the <a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/">FDR Presidential Library and Museum</a> and Museum Curator, Herman Eberhardt join us.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:20:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68265 at http://wamc.org FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Lynn Bassanese and Herman Eberhardt FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Lynn Bassanese http://wamc.org/post/fdr-presidential-library-and-museum-lynn-bassanese <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lynn Bassanese began working at <a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/">FDR Presidential Library and Museum</a> as part-time archives aides in 1972 while a student at nearby Marist College. She is now the director of the library and museum and has largely overseen this $35 million, nine-year restoration and redesign project that we are celebrating this morning.</p><p>She was also front and center at yesterday’s rededication here at America’s first Presidential Library and the only one used by a sitting President.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68264 at http://wamc.org FDR Presidential Library and Museum - Lynn Bassanese History and Family at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum http://wamc.org/post/history-and-family-franklin-d-roosevelt-presidential-library-and-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/">The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum</a> in Hyde Park, New York is in the midst of their countdown to the public opening of the Roosevelt Library's new permanent museum exhibits on June 30th.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 David Guistina 65109 at http://wamc.org History and Family at The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum