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I Love A Roosevelt: The inside story of the Roosevelt Children by Elliott Roosevelt's Irrepressible Wife
I Love A Roosevelt The inside story of the Roosevelt Children by Elliott Roosevelt's Irrepressible Wife Author:Patricia Peabody Roosevelt The Roosevelt children were a dysfunctional group, and Elliott was the worst of the bunch. They were selfish, they were spoiled, they were jealous and they were undisciplined. The fact that the five children had 19 marriages between them demonstrates that they weren't very good at relationships. Elliott always tried to live life as the big man, ... more »and exploited the Roosevelt name to try and achieve this. Success was never in his grasp as he bounced from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next.
Elliott constantly had money problems, but even when things were bad, he still lived the rich lifestyle. In a continuing effort to pay off his debts, he signed away his inheritance, gave up and sold Roosevelt heirlooms, and even sold Hyde Park lands and FDR's beloved Top Cottage. He also looked for constant handouts from his mother and brothers. His actions alienated not just Eleanor, but all his siblings as well. Once he had nothing left so sell, he started writing books. Several were unflattering and disloyal diatribes about Eleanor. Then he started a mystery series with Eleanor as sleuth. His family (siblings) never forgave him.« less