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Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democracy
  • Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In his latest book, Frank and Al, editor and author Terry Golway tells the untold story of an unlikely political partnership–between a to-the-manor-born Protestant (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and a Lower East Side Catholic (Al Smith)–and how they transformed the Democratic Party and took it and American politics out of the 19th century and into the 20th century.

A book signing follows the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

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