FDR site in Hyde Park hosts au­thor talk

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LIFE -

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.

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