Michael Beschloss, author of Presidents of War, and Susan Dunn, author of A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days that Mobilized America, will be the headliners at the 16th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival, hosted on Saturday, June 15 by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s Henry A. Wallace Center. The two eminent presidential historians will present a discussion titled “FDR: Leader and Educator” at 4 p.m.
Throughout the day, from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., 15 authors of recently published books that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives or focus on the FDR era will present book talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book-signings. They include Sandra M. Bolzenius (Glory in Their Spirit), Rick Byer (The Ghost Army of World War II), Robert Chiles (The Revolution of ’28), Joseph Dalton (Washington’s Golden Age), James Lacey (The Washington War), William Marcum (The Foreman’s Boys), David Pietrusza (TR’s Last War). David Priess (How to Get Rid of a President), Eric Rauchway (Winter War), David L. Roll (George Marshall), Kathryn Smith (Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison), Kara Dixon Vuic (The Girls Next Door) and Emily Herring Wilson (The Three Graces of Val-Kill).
The full schedule for the Roosevelt Reading Festival can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/2wB1gAn. This event is free and open to the public.
Roosevelt Reading Festival
Saturday, June 15, 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free, Henry A. Wallace Center
FDR Presidential Library & Museum
4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park