Marietta author, Harry Lembeck, to discuss Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics

Theodore Roosevelt historian, Harry Lembeck, will discuss and sign his just released book, Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics, at , on . This book investigates Roosevelt’s controversial action discharging the black soldiers from the army “without” honor” and without trial, recounts the heroic challenge to his decision by Republican Senator Joseph Foraker of his own party, and considers how Roosevelt’s uncompromising stance may have affected black Americans and their support for the party of Lincoln.

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley highly recommends this book and Tweed Roosevelt, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, said Lembeck’s experience “gives him a unique perspective on an unfortunate chapter in Theodore Roosevelt’s presidential history. Readers will enjoy this engaging and informative book.” Sixty-seven years after the event, President Nixon finally corrected Roosevelt’s action.
Mr. Lembeck resides in Marietta GA and is a member of Congregation Ner Tamid, has spoken about Roosevelt at meetings and seminars of historical organizations and acted as a historical adviser for a PBS program on peonage called Slavery by Another Name.

To reserve your copy of the book in advance, e-mail events@mynertamid.org Discounted price of $25 Cash, Check & Credit Cards accepted at the event, which is free to attend.

Date:
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:30pm

Admission:
FREE Admission, signed book at a discounted price

Address:
Congregation Ner Tamid
1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220
Marietta, GA 30060

Parking:
FREE

For more information, please call 678-264-8575 or visit http://www.mynertamid.org

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