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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

Barbara Perry, David Woolner

Friday, February 01, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
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The first 100 days of FDR’s presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last 100 might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.

Woolner joins the Miller Center's Barbara Perry to discuss his new book, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace. It's a revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s life and presidency. Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR 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. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

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Friday, February 01, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-02-01 11:00:00 2019-02-01 12:15:00 The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace The first 100 days of FDR’s presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last 100 might very well surpass them in drama and consequence. Woolner joins the Miller Center's Barbara Perry to discuss his new book, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace. It's a revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s life and presidency. Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR 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. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. Perry has conducted more than 100 interviews for the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Oral History Projects; researched the Bill Clinton Oral History Project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy Oral History Project. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.

David Woolner

David Woolner

David B. Woolner is 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. He is the author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace, (Basic Books, 2017), and is editor/co-editor of five books, including Progressivism in America: Past Present and Future (Oxford University Press 2016), FDR’s World: War, Peace and Legacies (Palgrave, 2008); and FDR and the Environment (Palgrave, 2005).