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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

By David B. Woolner (Basic Books, 2017) Buy It Now

It’s hard to imagine a historical figure looming larger over the Hudson Valley than native son Franklin D. Roosevelt, or to imagine an author more qualified to tell the dramatic story of his unprecedented fourth term as president. Marist College professor David B. Woolner, a senior fellow and resident historian at the Roosevelt Institute, keeps his focus on the eventful transition from war to peacetime, during which an ailing Roosevelt nevertheless managed to rally his considerable political skills toward the creation of the United Nations and a Jewish homeland in Palestine.  Woolner paints a stirring portrait of a true lion in winter, a born statesman whose final days were spent forging a lasting legacy.