Joseph P. Lash. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., intro. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., foreword.
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(Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize) In his extraordinary 1971 biography of the major political couple of the 20th century, Eleanor Roosevelt's longtime secretary and confidant reconstructs her early years and her four-decade marriage to four-term president Franklin D. Roosevelt. The result is an inside view of the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable figures, based on Eleanor's personal papers. Historian Arthur Schlesinger provides a foreword assessing Lash's superb and subtle analysis, and Franklin junior, Eleanor's literary executor, offers his endorsement.
"The intimate chronicle of a woman and a marriage.... Here is one of the great and moving stories of our time—a masterpiece of vivid evocation and sympathetic understanding."—NYTimes