terzian, for that wonderful lecture. um, i'm a huge fan of "the weekly standard" and have been for many year. one of the things i most appreciate about it is that the articles there frequently portray franklin d. roosevelt in an appreciative and admiring light. it's one of the few conservative periodicals that does this. i recently defended finishing dr to a -- fdr to a professor, and my question to you is if by some miracle roosevelt had lived to finish his fourth term, what do you think his take on stalin would have been? what would their relationship have been like? >> well, let me just make a comment on your earlier. the weekly standard likes fdr. and we like the sort of roosevelt/truman/kennedy approach to foreign policy in the democratic party. when i took my present job, um, i was putting my various things in my office. and one of them, they have a few over here in the library, i have a clock which has -- it's franklin roosevelt, it's this little statue of fdr, and he's standing sort of holding the clock as if it'
philip terzian. [applause] >> good morning. i am honored and delighted to be here.os at the roosevelt reading festival i don't live around here so i don't get to visit
coming up in 15 minutes philip terzian will discuss his latest publication "architects of power: roosevelt, eisenhower, and the american century". more of booktv's live coverage from the 2011 roosevelt reading festival hosted by the franklin d. roosevelt presidential library and museum in hyde park, new york, after this break. >> part of this book group is an imprint that is rather unique in publishing circles. it publishes 12 books a year and a new publisher and editor in chief is carried gold seen. how are you liking your new job? >> i love it. it is wonderful. >> let's talk about your upcoming books. you talk about christopher hichens. his autobiography. a follow-up is coming out. >> this is christopher's first collection since 2004. it is about 2,002 in the run-up to the iraqi invasion and covers all sorts of territory. literary criticism, political commentary the personal profile, annoyances and other amusements, international affairs, it is fantastic. purview as a social commentator. >> next to that is republic lost. >> probably best known as an authority on international copyright.
. >> and now from the 2011 roosevelt reading festival, philip terzian discusses his book, "architects of power: roosesvelt, eisenhower, and the american century." it's about 50 minutes.ning, >> thank you. and good morning, and i'm b honored and delighted to bee hee or at the roosevelt reading festival. i don't live around here, so i don't get to visit the roosevelt library very often, but every time i do and every time i visit the house i'm always reminded of henry morgan thaw who was fdr's neighbor here in duchess county and probably knew him as much as anyone and said that roosevelt had a thickly-forested interior which meant that roosevelt was a very rather enigmatic, um, distant, almost secretive man in many ways. but i've always felt that when you visit the house, especially, and walk around and look at it, you get as close as you'll ever get to appreciating franklin roosevelt as a human being and where he came from and what he was and how he became what he did become. and i'm delighted to be here, too, at the roosevelt library which is the first of the great president -- we ofte
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