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History Happy Hour

Episode 166: Anna Rosenberg

Guest: Christopher C. Gorham

Sunday, October 8, 2023

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This week on History Happy Hour: Anna Rosenberg was a Hungarian immigrant who became one of FDR’s closest advisors and, according to Life Magazine, was “the most important official female in the world.” Her influence on 20th-century America, from the New Deal to the Cold War, was remarkable.

Chris and Rick explore her life with Christopher Gorham, author of The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America.

Christopher C. Gorham is a lawyer and teacher of modern American history at Westford Academy, outside Boston. He has degrees in history from Tufts University and the University of Michigan, and a law degree from Syracuse University. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post and in online journals. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Massachusetts.

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