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Theodore Roosevelt Island: A Most Unusual American Memorial

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26/03/2019 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Theodore Roosevelt Island is the largest presidential memorial. It’s also the least visited. A new documentary, The Man on the Island, tells the story of this most unusual place and how it has affected the memory of one of America’s most popular presidents.

Today, most people observe the island from their car as they cross the bridge. It attracts few visitors, despite the island's proximity to the national mall. Few people know the island's place in Washington's history or the way it has influenced Roosevelt's public memory. 

The Man on the Island is a 60 minute documentary which tells the remarkable history of the island as a memorial to Roosevelt. The film will be introduced by Executive Producer Michael Cullinane, who will also take questions from the audience following the screening.

Michael Patrick Cullinane is professor of US History at the University of Roehampton, London. A former Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow, he is the author of Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost: The History and Memory of an American Icon, which won the 2018 Theodore Roosevelt Book Prize.

How to attend

To register and for further information please visit The British Library event page at: www.bl.uk/events/theodore-roosevelt-island-a-most-unusual-american-memorial. Prices range between £5 and £8 per person.

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