Michael J. Burgess will be signing Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany: Governing New York.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt changed America with a government on the side of the people that put Americans back to work and inspired confidence that the nation could overcome the Great Depression.
This is the story of how as Governor of New York, Roosevelt tried the programs that became the New Deal that transformed America. Michael J. Burgess reveals the often overlooked history of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany at the helm of the Empire State.
Michael J. Burgess grew up in Watertown and graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton. After college, he moved to Albany. In 2007, he was appointed the director of the New York State Office for the Aging and served until 2010. He has written several books about New York State and his work has appeared in Newsday, the Albany Times Union, Adirondack Life and the New York State Archives Magazine.