Sara and Eleanor

The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt
Author(s): Jan Pottker
Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2014
Product Number: EB00184092
Released: Feb 04, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466864511
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We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt-the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, FDR's mother Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself. Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight-a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.

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