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FDR's Shadow

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

In 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just lost an election as vice president, was left paralyzed from the waist down by polio, and his marriage was on the rocks. Julie Fenster describes how his friend and advisor, Louis Howe, was instrumental in FDR’s resurgence and for shaping Eleanor Roosevelt’s role. In FDR’s Shadow: Louis Howe, the Force that Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, she gives a behind-the-scenes account of this influential friendship.

Event: Julie M. Fenster will be in discussion with Adam Cohen, moderated by Alan Brinkley
Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, at 77th Street
Tickets: $20.00; members $10.00; to order tickets by phone, call 212-868-4444
More information here.

Guests:

Julie Fenster
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Comments [1]

George from Bay Ridge

What did Louis Howe see in FDR? Why was he loyal?

Dec. 02 2009 12:37 AM

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