3,060Dec 5, 2010
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 ...
1,474Jun 24, 2006
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 ...
1,229Sep 14, 2007
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 artifacts ...
1,149Jun 18, 2011
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 Beschloss. Topics ...
1,067Jun 19, 2010
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 from ...
888Jun 19, 2010
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 the ...
805Jun 9, 2012
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 on global ...
801Jul 27, 2013
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 ...
791Sep 26, 2010
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 Social ...
789Jan 6, 1942
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.
697Jun 9, 2012
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 weaknesses of ...
695Jun 23, 2007
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 included ...
666Oct 24, 2010
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 included ...
627Oct 21, 2012
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 two ...
626Jun 18, 2011
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 ...
596Jul 27, 2013
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 introduction ...
594Oct 21, 2012
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 fear. The ...
585Jun 18, 2011
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 ...
552Aug 14, 1936
President F. Roosevelt Speech
President Franklin Roosevelt spoke about the agonies of war and his efforts to keep the U.S. out of world conflicts by his declaration of a “good neighbor policy” towards other ...
538Jun 19, 2010
Book Discussion on FDR's Alphabet Soup
Tonya Bolden talked about her book for middle-school children, FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932-1939 (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010). Ms. Bolden’s book ...
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