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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage

By: Hazel Rowley
Published: ©2010
Pages: 345
Total Copies: 19
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Presidents & Politics | Women in History

Description: Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. From FDR’s lifelong romance with Lucy Mercer to Eleanor’s purported lesbianism—and many scandals in between—the American public has never tired of speculating about the ties that bound these two headstrong individuals. Some claim that Eleanor sacrificed her personal happiness to accommodate FDR’s needs; others claim that the marriage was nothing more than a gracious façade for political convenience. No one has told the full story until now.