FDR site in Hyde Park hosts author talk
WHAT: Author talk WHEN: Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. WHERE: Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Home, 4079 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park
DETAILS: Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of the forthcoming “Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962,” will give a talk. This new volume follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. EShe continued to struggle for her core issues — economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality and rescue — when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. Cook is a professor of history at John Jay College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. She was also featured on the Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts.”
CONTACT: Call (800) 3378474 or visit fdrlibrary.org for more information.