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Michael Wolraich

Michael Wolraich is a journalist and the author of three books, two of them about American history: The Bishop and the Butterfly, Unreasonable Men, and Blowing Smoke. His writing has appeared in Rolling StoneThe Atlantic, The Daily Beast, New York Magazine,, Reuters, and Talking Points Memo.

Wolraich grew up in Iowa and graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts before moving to New York City, where he has lived since 2000.

Articles by this Author

Caught between his campaign for president and his duties as governor, FDR navigated political pressures to force the resignation of New York City’s corrupt mayor, Jimmy Walker.