The Last 100 Days: David B. Woolner with Jonathan Alter

Wed. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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Shining a new light on the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency.

Even as FDR's health declined, his final days in office were spent on major projects: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland. Drawing on new evidence, David B. Woolner illustrates how, up until the very end, FDR attempted to shape domestic and foreign policy to ensure a future of peace and prosperity.

David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Professor of History at Marist College, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College, will be joined in conversation by Jonathan Alter, journalist, television producer, documentary filmmaker, and author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope


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The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018