Drawing on material from his recently published book, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace, Professor Woolner will reflect on how a dying FDR used every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: setting the world on a path to peace. In this fascinating account of FDR’s last days, Woolner will show us a President determined to secure the establishment of the United Nations, fashion a means to reinvigorate the New Deal, and work to promote the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, before finally succumbing to what Winston Churchill called “an enviable death.”
Sponsored by the History Department and a generous gift of the Backer Family.
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