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DLS - 12/10/19 Daypass - How Polio Helped FDR Win the Presidency
Professor James Tobin, Professor of Journalism, Miami University According to the conventional wisdom that has grown up around the public image of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the post-Watergate era, he became president only by fooling the public about the paralysis he suffered as a result of poliomyelitis. In fact, the author’s research shows that FDR made masterful use of his disability as he recovered from the disease and rose to the White House. After earning a Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan, James Tobin spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. His books include Ernie Pyle’s War (1997), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography; To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight (2003); and The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency (2013).
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 12/10/2019
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN