The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
In his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs from Eleanor Roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade marriage to the four-time president who brought America back from the Great Depression and helped to win World War II. The result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people.
About the Author
Joseph P. Lash (1909–1987) was secretary and confidant to Eleanor Roosevelt and the author of numerous acclaimed books.
A beautiful book—beautiful in its scholarship, insight, objectivity and candor…immense subtlety, sensibility and honesty.
— Arthur Schlesinger
An exceptionally candid…heartrending book.
— The New Yorker
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.
— Marya Mannes - The Atlantic
A biography in the grand manner. Extraordinarily readable…Splendidly written from start to finish.
— Richard Rover - Chicago Tribune
So engrossing and complex that it reads like a work of fiction.
— Jean Stafford - Vogue