This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt devotedly and inclusively surveys a lifetime full and significant. The unhappy and...

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MRS. R: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

This biography of Eleanor Roosevelt devotedly and inclusively surveys a lifetime full and significant. The unhappy and severe upbringing, enlivened by her uncle Teddy on her visits to Oyster Bay; the disappointing debutante round; her marriage to the handsome Franklin which was dominated by the indomitable Sara; the restlessness of the country-squire life seemingly elected by her husband until his decision for politics; the trying years after Campobello; the difficulties with their children; the decisive influence of the unkempt, shrewd kingmaker, Louis Howe, who brought Eleanor into politics and who created for FDR the aurora of consequence; the White House years; the events, organizations, causes to which she has devoted herself since his death, are all here recorded in depth and at length. An account of an enormous personality, a symbol, a remarkable woman which lauds and is laudable.

Pub Date: Oct. 11, 1958

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Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958