Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Richard Moe

Hail to the Chiefs
In a discussion of his new book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, author Richard Moe examines FDR’s decision to seek a third term, a choice that secured the advances of the New Deal and helped America prepare for another World War.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
6:30 pm

This event has been canceled at the author’s request due to an illness.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was contemplating retirement when war broke out in Europe and he was forced to decide whether to seek a third term, both to lead the American mobilization and preserve the advances of the New Deal.

In a discussion of his new book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, Richard Moe examines Roosevelt’s duality: the bold, moral statesman who set lofty and principled goals, and the arrogant, manipulative politician in pursuit of them.

Moe was chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale and served on President Jimmy Carter’s senior staff.

This presentation is part of the Hail to the Chiefs series on the American Presidency co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Truman Library Institute. The series is made possible by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund grants. The series is co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up to Date.


Hail to the Chiefs - Fall 2013
All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum, Plaza Branch 4801 Main St.

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Jeffrey Frank, author of Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
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Woodrow Wilson
A. Scott Berg, author of Wilson
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Richard Moe, author of Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - RSVP here

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Phillip Payne, author of Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy
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