As WWII Drew to a Close, FDR Fought his Toughest Battles

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Conference of the Allied leaders, Yalta, Crimea, USSR, February 1945. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), US President Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945) & Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

Journalist and author Joseph Lelyveld takes a close look at the tumultuous end of FDR’s life - both personally and politically - in his latest book, His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. Lelyveld weaves together events that converged towards the end of FDR’s presidency as his health declined, including his secret meetings with Joseph Stalin in Tehran and Crimea.

Event: Joseph Lelyveld will be in conversation with David Nasaw, followed by audience Q&A and book signing at the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.