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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    A bit choppy

    I think the author is making a bit of a mountain out of a molehill in some cases....most of the relationships seem innocent. First and foremost I found the book quite disjointed. Some of the details seemed superfluous (the details of the comings and goings of Joe Lash for instance). The insinuations of the relationships seem over dramatized... I think it's more of an issue of context than reality. In other words, the context of many of Elanor's words would have been looked at as innocent in her day, but we don't talk the same way today because of how people perceive things so sexually in the present. I think this book only does a good job of painting Elanor as a very complicated woman who never really new how to have deep relationships and as being more than a bit strange, and Franklin as a typical male - a womanizer! I also thought that if the Roosevelt's had had as open a relationship as the author is pro porting, then the relationship with Lucy Mercer would not have had to happen in secrecy and she would not have been as deeply hurt. I learned so much about who Elanor was and what she did for our country and that was the only engrossing part for me!

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