Friday, June 7, 2013

WWII Historian Joe Persico Publishes New Book

Leading World War II historian and Guilderland resident Joseph Persico has a new book, Roosevelt's Centurions (2013), about the war-time President's relationships with his various commanders and generals.

Persico is also the author of the words that are engraved for posterity on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D. C.:  "Here we mark the price of freedom."

Paul Grondahl of the Times Union has an interview with Persico about the new book:

Persico, who ghost-wrote Colin Powell's My American Journey, last visited the Institute in 2004: