Kindred Souls

Overview

In this compelling memoir, Edna Gurewitsch illuminates the intense relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and David Gurewitsch, the First Lady's physician, and the final years of one of the twentieth century's most exceptional women. Interweaving memories with never-before-published letters between Roosevelt and David Gurewitsch, excerpts from David Gurewitsch's diaries, and unpublished photographs, Kindred Souls offers a rare and intimate look into the lives of postwar America's most famous widow and her ...
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Overview

In this compelling memoir, Edna Gurewitsch illuminates the intense relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and David Gurewitsch, the First Lady's physician, and the final years of one of the twentieth century's most exceptional women. Interweaving memories with never-before-published letters between Roosevelt and David Gurewitsch, excerpts from David Gurewitsch's diaries, and unpublished photographs, Kindred Souls offers a rare and intimate look into the lives of postwar America's most famous widow and her handsome European doctor eighteen years her junior. Chronicling their relationship from her unique vantage point of sharing a town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side with her husband and Roosevelt, Edna Gurewitsch gives us a vibrant portrait of our greatest First Lady in her diverse roles of mother, hostess, diplomat, and humanitarian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455103935
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Format: MP3 on CD

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Author's Note xi
Introduction xiii
Prologue 1
1 Beginnings
House Call 9
2 Friendship Abroad
Flight to Switzerland 13
Reunion in Zurich 22
Meeting in Paris 31
3 On the Same Side of the Ocean
Mrs. Roosevelt Speaks Her Mind 39
Martha Gellhorn 49
"I Don't Suppose You Feel Like Going to India?" 57
On Home Ground 68
The Next Move 74
"You Give Me All My Real Happiness" 79
4 "May I Bring A Lady?"
Art 84
To Morocco 101
To the Soviet Union 103
Interview with Nikita Khrushchev 109
Invitation to Hyde Park 114
Sunrise at Campobello 118
Two Plus One 120
The Three of Us 130
Val Kill Vignettes 134
Relationships: The Lively Brood 144
5 Settling Down
Travel with Eleanor Roosevelt 152
Everyday Life 167
1958 Draws to a Close 174
6 Under the Same Roof
Moving In 177
First Real Vacation 184
Heady Days 186
Open House 204
7 The Last Years
Kennedy Versus Stevenson 207
Mrs. Roosevelt Reclines 211
Khrushchev Comes to Seventy-fourth Street 214
"A Good President" 216
To Poland Via Flims 225
A Close Call 230
The White House Revisited 239
New Life 241
8 Endings
Final Long Journey 250
"Au Revoir" 257
Tivoli 265
Homeward-Bound 267
Campobello 269
Funeral 290
Epilogue 295
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