The Hudson Library will be hosting John A Riggs on January 5th at 7pm. Riggs will be discussing his book High Tension: FDR's Battle to Power America.
*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.
High Tension is the story of shrewd political maneuvering, controversial legislation, New Deal government organizations like the Tennessee Valley Authority, expanding Federal courts, towering business figures, greedy villains, and the needs of farmers and other rural citizens desperate for services critical to their daily lives. Riggs tells the tale of how FDR's efforts brought affordable electricity to all Americans, powered the industrial might that won World War II, and established a model for public-private solutions today in areas such as transportation infrastructure, broadband and health care.