Biography

Robert Klara

Robert Klara is the author of the critically acclaimed 2010 book FDR's FUNERAL TRAIN, which historian and author Douglas Brinkley called “a major new contribution to U.S. history.” Klara has been a staff editor for several magazines including Adweek, Town & Country and Architecture. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, American Heritage and The Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. Klara makes his home in New York City.

Robert Klara

Books by Robert Klara

by Robert Klara - Architecture, History, Nonfiction

In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House’s second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room. A handpicked team of the country’s top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history.