Meet the Author
David B. Woolner, PhD, presents The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing
Join us for a conversation with David Woolner, PhD, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute, as he paints a revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency. Woolner will speak with the Museum’s Vice President of Education & Access Col. Pete Crean, and shed new light on how President Roosevelt made his momentous final policy decisions.
The first 100 days of Roosevelt’s presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David Woolner reveals, the last 100 might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.
Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how President Roosevelt called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health President Roosevelt displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.
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About the Author
David B. Woolner is Senior Fellow and Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute, Professor of History at Marist College, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is the author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace, and is editor/co-editor of five books, including Progressivism in America: Past Present and Future; FDR’s World: War, Peace, and Legacies; and FDR and the Environment. A frequent commentator on the links between the past and the present, his media appearances include interviews with CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera, The History Channel, NPR, CBC Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. His reviews and op-ed pieces have appeared in TheNation.com, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, The Irish Times, The Next New Deal; Truthout.org, Business Insider and additional publications.
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