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2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"

James Tobin

About the Program

James Tobin examines Franklin D. Roosevelt's life with polio, which he contracted in 1921 at the age of thirty-nine.  He speaks at the 2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.

About the Authors

James Tobin

James Tobin's books include Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography.  He is a journalism professor at Miami University.


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2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"

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  • Monday, August 25th at 2am (ET)
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