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Eleanor Roosevelt, Critical Lives based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Although the subject matter is, obviously, very interesting, the writing is a bit dull and reads like a history book. What I found disappointing was the lack of detail. A statement would be made:"The Roosevelt children became embroiled in situations that caused Eleanor much anxiety, and FDR went into an almost inexplicable funk, seeming to lose his previously certain grasp on politics". No further explanation here and in many other cases where a single broad statement would be thrown out there with no interesting details, or clarification. If I'm reading about a person, I want details. I also felt that the authors referred too much to other biographers, as if they didn't have the confidence to come to their own conclusions (OR, maybeit was fear of plagiarism.) This said, I think Critical Lives is a good start for learning about Eleanor Roosevelt if you have never read about her, because it's short. And whets your appetite for further exploration and detail of this remarkable woman.