James Tobin, Professor of Media, Journalism, & Film, Miami University
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 7.30pm
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton
The conventional wisdom of recent decades–that Franklin Roosevelt engaged in a massive deception about his disability–is flat wrong. In fact FDR might never have become president at all had it not been for his extraordinary comeback from polio. Award-winning author James Tobin spent 20 years as a reporter and freelance writer, published Ernie Pyle’s War: America’s Eyewitness to World War II in 1997, and The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight in 2003. The Man He Bacame: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency appeared in 2013.
- Free, public event
- Reception to follow