. Most of all, she depicts an extraordinary evolution—from conventional Victorian marriage to the bold and radical partnership that has made Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt go down in history as one of the most inspiring and fascinating couples of all time. Some claim that eleanor sacrificed her personal happiness to accommodate FDR's needs; others claim that the marriage was nothing more than a gracious façade for political convenience.
Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage #ad - Franklin delano and eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. She reveals a partnership that was both supportive and daring. No one has told the full story until now. In this groundbreaking new account of the marriage, Hazel Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention—private and public—that kept FDR and Eleanor together.
It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. Franklin, especially, knew what he owed to Eleanor, who was not so much behind the scenes as heavily engaged in them. From fdr's lifelong romance with lucy mercer to Eleanor's purported lesbianism—and many scandals in between—the American public has never tired of speculating about the ties that bound these two headstrong individuals.
Eleanor and FranklinW. W. Norton & Company #ad - The result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people. Lash reconstructs from eleanor roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade marriage to the four-time president who brought America back from the Great Depression and helped to win World War II.
. The #1 new york times bestseller—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.
Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First LadyPenguin Books #ad - By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A warm, intimate account of the love between eleanor roosevelt and reporter lorena hickok—a relationship that, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, over more than three decades, as her husband assumed the presidency, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread.
. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. During the depression, hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady.
Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady #ad - These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. Hick, had grown up poor in rural south dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, as she was known, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP.
A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. When eleanor’s tenure as first lady ended with fdr's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission.
Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His LifeRandom House #ad - He understands that lucy mercer helped FDR awaken his capacity for love and compassion, and thus helped him become the man to whom the nation will be eternally in debt. The washington post book world“A stylish and well-written book filled with interesting characters, marital dramas and spylike subterfuge.
Chicago tribune“a powerful narrative that rarely fails to pull you along to the next chapter. Louisville Courier-Journal“Utterly absorbing. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Just when you thought you knew everything about Franklin D. Persico is one of America’s finest historians. We come to see more clearly how fdr’s infidelity contributed to eleanor roosevelt’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how FDR’s strong-willed mother helped to strengthen his resolve in overcoming personal and public adversity; and how both paramours and platonic friends completed the world that FDR inhabited.
Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life #ad - In focusing on lucy rutherfurd and the other women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico renders the most intimate portrait yet of an enigmatic giant of American history. Praise for franklin and Lucy“Persico is judicious in his treatment of these sensitive matters. You can’t properly understand FDR the man without reading this landmark study.
Douglas brinkley, professor of history at Rice University “Persico’s exploration of FDR’s emotional life is fascinating.
No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War IISimon & Schuster #ad - Winner of the pulitzer prizeno ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war.
Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.
The Autobiography of Eleanor RooseveltHarper Perennial Modern Classics #ad - Delegate, a newspaper columnist, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, world-traveler, Democratic party activist, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights. This single volume biography brings her into focus through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the post-war years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.
The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos. A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. The daughter of one of new york’s most influential families, eleanor roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War.
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt #ad - A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. In the years after fdr’s death, this inspiring, controversial, and outspoken leader would become a U. N. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, heading women’s organizations and youth movements, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor would eventually become a powerful force of her own, and improved housing.
Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret SuckleySimon & Schuster #ad - A new mirror on roosevelt” The New York Times. Engrossing” the New York Review of Books. Intimate portrait of a president: fdr trusted margaret “Daisy” Suckley completely—she was allowed to photograph him in his wheelchair, was privy to wartime secrets, and documented his failing health in great detail.
Major contribution to history: daisy’s diary offers unique insights into FDR’s relationship with Winston Churchill and other wartime leaders, his decision to run for an unprecedented fourth term, and his hopes for the postwar world. Bestselling author: Geoffrey C. At once a love story and a major contribution to history, it offers dramatic new insights into FDR—both the man and the president.
Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley #ad - A remarkable portrait” The Washington Post. For the first time in paperback, the highly acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and surprisingly revealing secret diary of the woman who spent more private time with FDR than any other person during his years in the White house. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, including The Civil War and Baseball.
Widely acclaimed: “a fascinating, very personal view of the man and his life” USA TODAY.
Eleanor: The Years AloneW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Lash, pulitzer prize-winning biographer and national Book Award-winning writer of Eleanor and Franklin, turns to the seventeen years Eleanor Roosevelt lived after FDR's death in 1945. Lash has created an extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary person. A new york times bestseller"Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art…Astounding.
Wall street JournalJoseph P. She continued her activism on behalf of civil rights, as well as her humanitarian work, which led President Harry Truman to call her the First Lady of the World. Already a major figure in her own right, Roosevelt gained new stature with her work at the United Nations and her contributions to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a PresidencyAtria Books #ad - With unprecedented access to missy’s family and original source materials, loyal, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the “fascinating” Publishers Weekly and forgotten story of the intelligent, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. Everyone in the white house knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy.
The gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled.
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency #ad - She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt. The “fine biography” and “compelling personal story” the wall street journal of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, mischaracterized, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, and overlooked throughout history…until now.
Widely considered the first—and only—female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt—both personally and professionally—for more than twenty years.
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt LongworthAnchor #ad - When theodore roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice, " arguably the century's first global celebrity. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. Vivid, hissing cousins finally sets this relationship center stage, revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, and stylishly written, intimate, each in her own way.
When i think of frank and eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose, ” Alice once said. While eleanor revolutionized the role of first lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office.
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth #ad - The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct.
Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge.
FDRRandom House #ad - In this superlative volume, jean edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America’s greatest presidents. The result is a powerful account that adds fresh perspectives and draws profound conclusions about a man whose story is widely known but far less well understood.
Additionally, smith offers a sensitive and balanced assessment of Roosevelt’s response to the Holocaust, noting its breakthroughs and shortcomings. National bestseller - "A model presidential biography. This is a portrait painted in broad strokes and fine details. Smith recounts fdr’s battles with polio and physical disability, and how these experiences helped forge the resolve that FDR used to surmount the economic turmoil of the Great Depression and the wartime threat of totalitarianism.
FDR #ad - Written for the general reader and scholars alike, FDR is a stunning biography in every way worthy of its subject. Smith also tackles head-on and in-depth the numerous failures and miscues of Roosevelt’ s public career, including his disastrous attempt to reconstruct the Judiciary; the shameful internment of Japanese-Americans; and Roosevelt’s occasionally self-defeating Executive overreach.
It was roosevelt who revolutionized the art of campaigning and used the burgeoning mass media to garner public support and allay fears. Now, at last, comprehensive, we have a biography that is right for the man" - Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book WorldOne of today’s premier biographers has written a modern, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
But more important, smith gives us the clearest picture yet of how this quintessential Knickerbocker aristocrat, a man who never had to depend on a paycheck, became the common man’s president.