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Author Persico, Joseph E.

Title Franklin and Lucy : President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the other remarkable women in his life / Joseph E. Persico.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  973.917 R677Bpe 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed., advance reader's ed.
Description xii, 418 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-415).
Summary In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd (which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged). Persico also shows how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse," Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited.--From
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Relations with women.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Friends and associates.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Marriage.
Rutherfurd, Lucy Mercer.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Marriage.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Social secretaries -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781400064427 (alk. paper)
1400064422 (alk. paper)

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