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Joseph E. Persico

Joseph E. Persico (1930 – 2014), was a military historian and biographer, who served in the U.S. Navy and worked as chief speechwriter for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. His last book, Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II (Random House) was published in 2013.

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