FDR’s Funeral Train

More than 65 years after his death, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) remains a towering influence in American culture.

Whether being invoked as a titan of the left or by the right as an example of where government nearly went irreversibly wrong, few disagree with the notion that he was one of our most important presidents.

At this point, nearly everything about the man in some way or another has assumed mythic or epic proportions, even his death in Warm Springs, Georgia, and the following days when his body was taken to the nation’s capital and eventually to his burial in his beloved Hyde Park.

In FDR’s Funeral Train, Robert Klara tells the story of those momentous days, near the end of the war he had seen the nation through, when America realized it had lost its longest-serving president.

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