Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers

Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers

by Joseph P. Lash

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393349757
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Pages: 997
Sales rank: 236,600
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Joseph P. Lash (1909–1987) was secretary and confidant to Eleanor Roosevelt and the author of numerous acclaimed books.

Table of Contents

Foreword Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr, xi

Introduction Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr, xv

Author's Note xvii

Preface xix

I Childhood and Youth

1 Eleanor's Father 3

2 Her Mother 17

3 The World into Which Eleanor was Born 26

4 The Crack-Up 42

5 Her Mother's Death 49

6 "He Lived in My Dreams" 58

7 The Outsider 72

8 The Spark is Struck 91

9 Young In a Young Country in a Young Time 108

10 "For Life, For Death" 124

11 Mother and Son 138

12 Journey's End 152

13 Epithalamion 162

II Wife and Mother

14 Honeymoon 177

15 Settling Down 186

16 The Wife of a Public Official 205

17 The Roosevelts go to Washington 224

18 Bringing Up Her Children 236

19 The Approach of War 245

20 Private into Public Person 255

21 Trial by Fire 270

22 Reconciliation and a Trip Abroad 280

23 The Rebellion Begins 292

The Emergence of Eleanor Roosevelt

24 A Campaign and Friendship with Louis Howe 307

25 Baptism in Politics 320

26 The Tempering-Polio 328

27 Her Husband's Stand-In 344

28 The 1924 Campaign 356

29 Life Without Father 363

30 A Life of Her Own 378

31 Smith's Defeat, Roosevelt's Victory 385

32 Return to Albany 400

33 Roosevelt Bids for the Presidency 421

34 "I Never Wanted to be a President's Wife" 438

35 Mrs. Roosevelt Conquers Washington 450

The White House Years

36 The Politics of Conscience 477

37 Mrs. Roosevelt's "Baby"-Arthurdale 493

38 Publicist for the New Deal-Columnist and Lecturer 525

39 Without Louis Howe-The 1936 Campaign 546

40 Wise as a Serpent, Guileless as a Dove 569

41 Changes at Hyde Park 597

42 Life with Mother and Father 612

43 The Divided White House 629

44 A Gathering Storm 647

45 The Youth Movement 679

46 From Pacifist to Anti-Fascist 704

47 A Spiritual Shock 726

48 Mrs. Roosevelt and the Communists 744

49 FDR Administers a Spanking 760

50 The Third Term 779

51 A Job to Do 807

52 GPS Friend, I: Journey to Britain 832

53 A Consciousness of Color 851

54 GPS Friend, II: The First Lady and the Admiral 868

55 The 1944 Campaign 882

56 Death of The Commander-In-Chief 909

Bibliographical Note 924

References 925

Index 969

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