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    DescriptionFranklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. 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. Some claim that Eleanor sacrificed her personal happiness to accommodate FDR's needs; others claim that the marriage was nothing more than a gracious facade for political convenience. No one has told the full story until now. Franklin, especially, knew what he owed to Eleanor, who was not so much behind the scenes as heavily engaged in them. Their relationship was the product of FDR and Eleanor's conscious efforts - a partnership that they created according to their own ambitions and needs. In this dramatic and vivid narrative, set against the great upheavals of the Depression and World War II, Rowley paints a portrait of a tender lifelong companionship, born of mutual admiration and compassion.


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    Title
    Franklin and Eleanor
    Subtitle
    An Extraordinary Marriage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hazel Rowley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 413 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312610630
    ISBN 10: 0312610637
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    LC classification: E807 .R763 2011
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    8-page black & white insert
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    19 October 2011
    Author Information
    HAZEL ROWLEY was born in London and educated in England and Australia. She is the author of three previous biographies: "Christina""Stead: A Biography," a "New York Times "Best Book; "Richard Wright: The Life""and Times," a "Washington Post "Best Book; and "Tete-a-Tete: Simone de""Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre," which has been translated into twelve languages. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "This fascinating study of the Roosevelt marriage provides an inside look at a complicated relationship...Rowley is excellent setting in motion the competitions, jealousies, and rivalries among those vying for the president's affection and attention. She accomplishes this while also charting the political progress of two heroic public servants, Franklin and Eleanor." --Barbara Fisher, "The Boston Globe" "A crackling new biography. . .What distinguishes Rowley's chronicle is her focus on the evolution of the Roosevelt marriage from a standard-issue high-society alliance of its day to a ... what? We don't even have a term for such an unconventional relationship. . . A revelatory biography of a marriage." --Maureen Corrigan, "Favorite Books of 2010," National Public Radio "A sensitive, hugely compelling portrait." --"Vogue"'s"""Best Biography of 2010" "Any lover of popular history and unorthodox relationships (juicy bits included) will adore this engaging biography." --"Slate ""Compelling history with first-rate character portraits of the Roosevelts and their closest friends." --Terry Hartle, "The Christian Science Monitor ""[An] enticing new biography. [Rowley's] research, both meticulous and extensive, does not bloat the book into a doorstop. "Franklin and Eleanor" is less about history than about relationships, and it reads like a wonderful novel at times, giving us a vision of what parts of American life were like then." --Carolyn See, "The Washington Post ""That Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt formed a splendid partnership is not news. But Hazel Rowley, author of acclaimed biogrpahies of Christina Stead, Richard Wright, and Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, dramatizes in intimate detail just how close the connection between husband and wife became...Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, upper New York State aristocrats, became more attuned to the lives of the American people than any other presidential couple--not ae