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Writer’s work brings World War II figures, events to life

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Franklin D. Roosevelt died nearly 70 years ago. His generals and admirals, including George Patton, Fleet Adm. Ernest King, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, have been gone for the past 40 to 70 or so years. Yet, in “Roosevelt’s Centurions,” Joseph Persico describes the president and his military team so vividly that they seem to come alive and rise from the pages. Persico, a Guilderland resident, began his writing career in 1977 ...

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