ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN
is the intimate chronicle of a woman and a marriage. The woman was Eleanor Roosevelt, and her marriage to Franklin D Roosevelt - with its painful secrets and public triumphs - played a vital role not only in the lives of these two extraordinary human beings but in the lives of all humanity. Here is one of the great and moving stories of our time - a masterpiece of vivid evocation and sympathetic understanding. "Monumental"
~ New York Times
Wholly absorbing and richly documented ...
Eleanor Roosevelt's major burdens as a woman were two: the first was Sara Delano Roosevelt, her mother-in-law, oppressor, tyrant, self-appointed possessor of her son Franklin and every thing and person close to him. The other was Eleanor's burden of anguish born through Franklin's love affair with Lucy Mercer, whom Eleanor had employed as a social secretary
~ Marya Mannes, The Atlantic Monthly