Eleanor and Franklin (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393349757
ISBN-10: 0393349756
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 8th, 2014
Pages: 1008
Language: English