15th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival

The Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Presidential Library and Museum
presents the 15th annual
with fifteen authors of recently 
published books including
Massachusetts Professor of 
Humanities at Williams College
SUSAN DUNN author of 
June 16, 2018
HYDE PARK, NY — On Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host the 15th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival. The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of fifteen authors — including keynote speaker Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College SUSAN DUNN author of A BLUEPRINT FOR WAR: FDR AND THE HUNDRED DAYS THAT MOBILIZED AMERICA. The festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.
This is a free public event.
In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day, fifteen authors of works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives — or focus on the Roosevelt era — will present author talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Copies of all of the authors’ books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with coffee and refreshments. This year’s Roosevelt Reading Festival authors include:
Susan DeMasi
Henry Alsberg: The Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project
Herman Eberhardt
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945
Rebecca Erbelding
Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
James J. Kimble
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
Mordecai Lee
Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938-1946
Liza Mundy
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Sandra Opdycke
The WPA: Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression
Philip Padgett
Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
Curt Smith
The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House
Kathryn Smith and Kelly Durham
Shirley Temple is Missing: A Missy LeHand Mystery
Duane Tananbaum
Herbert H. Lehman:  A Political Biography
Charissa Threat
Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps
Irvin Ungar
Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Susan Dunn
A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America
The event is free and open to the public. Author book signings will be conducted throughout the day, and books will be available for purchase in the New Deal Store. For additional information about this event please call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR’s presidency. The Roosevelt Library’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library’s archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.