ROOSEVELT AND STALIN: PORTRAIT OF A PARTNERSHIP

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
presents an author talk and book signing with
SUSAN BUTLER — author of
ROOSEVELT AND STALIN: PORTRAIT OF A PARTNERSHIP 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Henry A. Wallace Center at the
FDR Presidential Library and Home
HYDE PARK, NY — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with SUSAN BUTLER — author of ROOSEVELT AND STALIN: PORTRAIT OF A PARTNERSHIP. The program will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Following the presentation, Butler will be available to sign copies of her book. This event is free and open to the public.
ROOSEVELT AND STALIN: PORTRAIT OF A PARTNERSHIP explores the complex partnership during World War II between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin. In ROOSEVELT AND STALIN, Susan Butler — editor of MY DEAR MR. STALIN: THE COMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND JOSEPH V. STALIN — discusses how FDR and Stalin were more than allies of convenience during the war.
Making use of previously classified materials, Butler reassesses in-depth the relationship between these two men who shaped the world’s political stage from World War II to the decades leading up to — and into — the new century.
Butler tells the story of how the leaders of the capitalist and Communist worlds joined forces to defeat Hitler and illuminates the real alliance the two men forged. She reveals their modus operandi; what they knew and thought about each other; and how, by the time of Roosevelt’s death in April, 1945, they had come to a meeting of minds, agreeing on a world organization to prevent war, on the evils of colonialism, on the presumption that Germany had to be dealt with as a future, as well as present, threat that could never again be allowed to menace civilization.
SUSAN BUTLER grew up in New York and received her MA from Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times and Barron’s. She lives in Lake Wales, Florida.
Copies of Butler’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 clifford.laube@nara.gov with questions about the event.
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