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What drove FDR?

Saladin M. Ambar joins Gail Saltz for an illuminating look at the great 20th century leader’s inner life: how he struggled with and hid years of paralysis, and how he maintained a public persona of strength and courage.

 

Brief Bios

Dr. Gail Saltz is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author and television commentator who has been called “a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions” by Tom Brokaw. She is a regular health, sex and relationship contributor to "The Today Show". Saltz writes a weekly relationship column for MSNBC.com, serves as the emotional wellness expert for iVillage.com and is a frequent contributor to A&E’s “Biography” programs.

Saladin M. Ambar is Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at Lehigh University where he teaches courses on the American presidency and governorship, race and American political development, and political parties and elections. He is a former fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Professor Ambar is the author of How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). His next book is Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era (Oxford University Press, February 2014), which examines Malcolm X's participation in the 1964 Oxford Union debate and the politics of national identity in both the United States and United Kingdom. He is currently working on a book on the political thought and career of former New York Governor, Mario M. Cuomo.

 

This event is part of the Psychobiography with Gail Saltz series.

This event is underwritten by Nancy and Paul G. Levy.


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