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American Forum - The Greatest Generation? America’s Uncertain Entry in WWII

When the Greatest Generation Wasn't so Certain

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Lynne Olson, Richard Moe
January 29, 2014
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)

Lynne Olson
Lynne Olson

Richard Moe
Richard Moe

LYNNE OLSON and RICHARD MOE discuss their books, Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 and Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War. Spanning the years 1939 to 1941, Those Angry Days by Lynne Olson vividly re-creates the rancorous internal squabbles that gripped the United States in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor. Before Olson began writing books full time, she worked more than ten years as a journalist, including stints as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press and White House correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. In Roosevelt's Second Act, Moe focuses on a turning point in American political history: FDR's decision to seek a third term. Moe served as president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale, and on President Jimmy Carter's senior staff. A book signing will follow their Forum. Photo Credit for Lynn Olson: Stanley Cloud

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