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Author Talk: Jonathan Darman

December 10, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Jonathan Darman is an award-winning journalist and historian who writes about American politics and the presidency. His newest book, Becoming FDR, examines Roosevelt’s battle with polio and the effect the illness had on his development as a political leader.

Mr. Darman will be joined in conversation with Jim Kelly, Books Editor of Air Mail.

Reception to follow. Please RSVP below.

The first 20 who register will be given copies of the book after the presentation.

“A valuable book for anyone who wants to know how adversity shapes character. By understanding how FDR became a deeper and more empathetic person, we can nurture those traits in ourselves and learn from the challenges we all face.”—Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci

About the Author

Mr. Darman is a journalist and historian who writes about American politics and the presidency. His previous book “Landslide: Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a New America” chronicled a thousand consequential days in the 1960s through the eyes of two iconic American presidents. As a national political correspondent for Newsweek, Mr. Darman covered the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mitt Romney. He covered the 2004 presidential campaign for the magazine’s special election project, which garnered the National Magazine Award for Single Topic Issue. A graduate of Harvard College, he splits his time between homes in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley.



December 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Minor Memorial Library
23 South St
Roxbury, CT 06783 United States
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