Rosevelt Reading Festival

Great fun at the “Roosevelt Reading Festival” at the FDR Library and Museum on June 16! I was one of 14 authors giving book talks.  In my talk on Advocating Overlord, I focused on the period of July-August 1943 and highlighted events and discussions between Roosevelt and Churchill that took place then at the Roosevelt Estate and Eleanor Roosevelt’s idyllic cottage, Val-Kill.Their meetings, August 13-15, were a key milestone on the way to agreement a week later in Quebec on Allied strategy and cooperation on the atomic bomb. The beautiful day helped to give a sense of what it must have been like when, 75 years ago in the course of swimming and picnicking, two great men discussed momentous decisions. C-SPAN2 Book TV video-recorded my talk.  The talk will go into Book TV’s library. That can be accessed at:

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