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RICHARD BREITMAN on FDR and the Jews, WIL S. HYLTON on Missing Men of World War II, and DANIEL JAMES BROWN on Nine Americans and the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Sunday, Nov. 24, 12:00 p.m., Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Richard Breitman

FDR and the Jews (Belknap Press; $29.95) addresses the still-contentious debate over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler's Europe. Historians Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman draw on new primary sources to offer a portrait of a consummate politician who was the very definition of compassionate pragmatist.  Breitman and Lichtman are both Distinguished Professors of history at American University.    

Wil S. Hylton

The mysterious disappearance of an entire bomber crew in the Pacific during World War II is finally solved in Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II (Riverhead; $27.95).  In 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. Wil S. Hylton weaves together the true story of the missing men, their final mission, the families they left behind, and the real reason their disappearance. Hylton is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.   

Daniel James Brown

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Viking; $28.75) tells the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.  The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin. "A book that informs as it inspires."--Booklist.  Brown's other books include Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 and The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride.   

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