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Bookmark Series: "The Devils Will Get No Rest" with author James B. Conroy

In Person

February 22, 2024
4:00 pm EST - 5:30 pm EST
Location: New Hampshire Institute of Politics

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is pleased to offer a special President’s Day program featuring author James B. (Jim) Conroy.  Conroy will join the Institute to discuss his new book, The Devils Will Get No Rest: FDR, Churchill, and the Plan that Won the War, published by Simon & Schuster.  

The Devils Will Get No Rest is a character-driven account of the Casablanca Conference of 1943, where Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and their military chiefs planned a winning strategy at the turning point of World War II. Until now, it has never been explored in a full-length book.

“Conroy adds personality and background to the official account of the crucial Casablanca Conference.” - Kirkus Reviews

Conroy was elected a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2014 in recognition of his first book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, the only book ever devoted to Lincoln’s little-known peace negotiations with Confederate leaders on a riverboat in Virginia near the end of the Civil War. Our One Common Country was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded to the author of the best book of the year on Lincoln, a Civil War soldier, or the Civil War era. Conroy’s second book, Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime, was a co-winner of the Lincoln Prize and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s annual book award. Leading Jefferson historians have applauded Conroy’s third book, Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac.

About the author: 

J.B. Conroy

Conroy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and served for six years in the United States Naval Air Reserve. While working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as a speechwriter, a press secretary, and a chief of staff in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, he earned a master’s degree in international relations at George Washington University and a law degree, magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center.  A co-founder of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP, one of Boston’s leading litigation firms, he practiced law for 38 years, until May of 2020. He enjoys following national politics as well as the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots, sometimes but not always a more relaxing source of recreation.

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