ELEANOR AND HICK

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Eleanor And Hick

Author : Susan Quinn
ISBN : 9781101607022
Genre : History
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A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation’s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.
Category: History

Ruby A Black

Author : Maurine H. Beasley
ISBN : 9781498519502
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the relationship of Washington journalist Ruby A. Black with two notable mid-twentieth-century figures: Eleanor Roosevelt and Luis Muñoz Marín. Black’s role in the political atmosphere surrounding the first lady brought much-needed attention to Puerto Rico and enhanced Roosevelt’s position, but had a detrimental effect on Black’s career.
Category: Political Science

Fdr And Lucy

Author : Resa Willis
ISBN : 9781135935702
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The President S Table

Author : Jenny Bond
ISBN : 9780733633669
Genre : Fiction
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In Roosevelt's White House, one woman finds love and friendship in unexpected places. A short story from the author of The President's Lunch. Iris McIntosh is many things to many people - advisor to President Roosevelt, friend and confidant to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, lover to one man, and girlfriend to another. But when the flamboyant Alexander Woollcott comes to stay, Iris begins to question everything that she had previously taken for granted. As she struggles to maintain the façade that splits her heart between two men, an unexpected evening with Aleck shows that they have more in common than Iris knew, and a simple game unravels both the mystery surrounding his past and the truth that she has failed to admit, even to herself. Jenny Bond has worked as a teacher, journalist, copywriter and researcher. Her non-fiction titles have been published in Australia and the USA. Writing about the stories behind great novels led Jenny to write her own first novel, Perfect North (Hachette 2013). Her second novel, The President's Lunch, again incorporates real-life figures with fictional ones, a technique that allows Jenny to imaginatively interpret historical events. While researching the novel, Jenny spent two months in Washington D.C. visiting the places where the Roosevelts lived and worked. She lives with her husband and children in Canberra, Australia's capital. Visit her at Jennybondbooks.com
Category: Fiction

No Ordinary Time

Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN : 9781476750576
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Franklin And Lucy

Author : Joseph E. Persico
ISBN : 1588367258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Just when you thought you knew everything about Franklin D. Roosevelt, think again. Joseph E. Persico [is] one of America’s finest historians. . . . You can’t properly understand FDR the man without reading this landmark study.”—Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University “Persico’s exploration of FDR’s emotional life is fascinating.”—USA Today In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged.FDR’s connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR’s life. We come to see more clearly how FDR’s infidelity contributed to Eleanor Roosevelt’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how FDR’s strong-willed mother helped to strengthen his resolve in overcoming personal and public adversity; and how both paramours and platonic friends completed the world that FDR inhabited. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the other women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico renders the most intimate portrait yet of an enigmatic giant of American history. Praise for Franklin and Lucy “Persico is judicious in his treatment of these sensitive matters. . . . He understands that Lucy Mercer helped FDR awaken his capacity for love and compassion, and thus helped him become the man to whom the nation will be eternally in debt.”—The Washington Post Book World “A stylish and well-written book filled with interesting characters, marital dramas and spylike subterfuge.”—Chicago Tribune “A powerful narrative that rarely fails to pull you along to the next chapter.”—Louisville Courier-Journal “Utterly absorbing.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Category: Biography & Autobiography

John Hick

Author : John Hick
ISBN : 9781780746838
Genre : Religion
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From his early conversion to evangelical Christianity to his role as a conscientious objector in World War II and his move towards religious pluralism, this book will be core reading for many courses taught on John Hick around the country.
Category: Religion

The President S Lunch

Author : Jenny Bond
ISBN : 9780733629976
Genre : Fiction
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She tasted power and passion in the world's highest office against the backdrop of the Great Depression and World War Two. Robbed of her home and job by the Great Depression, the future looks bleak for Iris McIntosh - until a chance encounter with America's indefatigable First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Propelled into the White House's brilliant inner circle, Iris finds herself at the centre of momentous change ... and her heart torn between two men. But her loyalty lies with a third: the complicated and charismatic President Roosevelt, who will ultimately force her to question everything she believes in. A compelling story of politics and power, love and loss, set in one of the most exciting and cataclysmic periods of history. Reviews for Jenny Bond's first novel, PERFECT NORTH 'hugely enjoyable' - Australian Women’s Weekly 'fascinating in its detail and intriguing in its storyline' - The Canberra Times 'This debut novel is based on a true story so tragically romantic you couldn't make it up.' - Who Weekly 'A gripping tale' - Good Reading 'intriguing' - The Saturday Age
Category: Fiction

First Lady Suite

Author : Michael John LaChiusa
ISBN : 0822214083
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: The final piece of the Suite, the melodic ELEANOR SLEEPS HERE, is a heart rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they're being flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart. (see FIRST LADY SUITE
Category: Drama

Loving Eleanor

Author : Susan Wittig Albert
ISBN : 1410487377
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Bestselling Author When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign, the two women become deeply involved. Loving Eleanor is a profoundly moving novel that illuminates a relationship we are seldom privileged to see, celebrating the depth and durability of women?s love.
Category: Fiction