Serendipity Talk: Unlikely Heroes: Franklin Roosevelt, His Four Lieutenants, and the World They Made
Derek Leebaert, Unlikely Heroes: Franklin Roosevelt, His Four Lieutenants, and the World They Made
Tuesday, July 11
This talk provides an entirely new understanding of Franklin Roosevelt and his presidency. Only four people served at the top echelon of FDR’s administration from the frightening early months of spring 1933 until he died in April 1945, and they composed the tough, constructive, long-term core of government.
Derek Leebaert won the biennial 2020 Truman Book Award for Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957. His previous books include Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy from Korea to Afghanistan and To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, both Washington Post Best Books of the Year. He was a founding editor of the Harvard/MIT journal International Security and is a cofounder of the National Museum of the United States Army. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford and lives in Washington, DC.
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