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Eleanor Roosevelt’s announced arrival came under a cloud of loss, the deaths of her paternal aunt and grandmother. Her parents’ relationships with her were a study in contrasts; her father doted on her, while her mother scrutinized her. Eleanor learned from an early age to act as a caregiver, both to her parents and her brother. The early passing of both parents left an indelible mark on Eleanor’s life. She would develop emotional strength and form tight bonds while attending boarding school. The strength gained during her formative years would aid her throughout her marriage to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eleanor would be a rock for her husband during his meteoric rise to the top, despite near fatal obstacles thrown in the way. Her sage counsel would be highly sought following her husband’s passing.

Eleanor is a comprehensive view of the life of a woman born into political royalty who became world famous in her own right, as a first lady and later a celebrated stateswoman. David Michaelis pens a moving and most enjoyable biography of the renowned first lady. Eleanor’s fame has not dimmed in the nearly six decades since her passing, and what we know about her continues to evolve and prove enlightening.

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Author David Michaelis
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 720 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish Date 19-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781439192047
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Issue December 2021
Category Biographies & Memoirs