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ROOSEVELT’S SECOND ACT: THE ELECTION OF 1940 & THE POLITICS OF WAR

  |   May 2, 2014  |  Comment

Program will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014
in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home
This event is free and open to the public.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with President Emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and senior staff member to President Jimmy Carter RICHARD MOE — author of ROOSEVELT’S SECOND ACT: THE ELECTION OF 1940 AND THE POLITICS OF WAR. The program will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Following the presentation, Moe will be available to sign copies of his book. This event is free and open to the public.

On August 31, 1939, nearing the end of his second and presumably final term in office, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was working in the Oval Office and contemplating construction of his presidential library and planning retirement. The next day German tanks had crossed the Polish border; Britain and France had declared war. Overnight the world had changed, and FDR found himself being forced to consider a dramatically different set of circumstances.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough said, “In ROOSEVELT’S SECOND ACT Richard Moe has shown in superb fashion that what might seem to have been an inevitable decision of comparatively little interest was far from it.”

RICHARD MOE was president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1993 – 2010, chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale, and served on President Carter’s senior staff.

Copies of Moe’s book will be available for sale after the talk. There is no charge for this program. Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email [email protected] with questions about the event.

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