Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers

by Joseph P. Lash

Other authorsArthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Foreword), Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (Introduction)
Hardcover, 1971

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W. W. Norton & Company (1971), 765 pages


In his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. 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 result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people.

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Exhaustive look at Eleanor and Franklin. I wanted to enjoy this book and did for about 40% of it. Then I just couldn't take it any more. I read Lash's book Helen and Teacher about Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan so was familiar with the way he can jump around. He seems to know the story he is telling and at times leaves out what must have been pertinent information as I am found wondering if there isn't a critical tidbit I have missed or misunderstood. If he wrote more clearly it would certainly make an estensive book even longer. I had to stop reading.… (more)




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