Mrs R The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt Author:Alfred Steinberg 1958 Second Printing — (OUT OF PRINT) — This is the first full-legth biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, based upon her personal papers never before released. — Known only through her own three-volume autobiography, Mrs. Roosevelt has remained something of a mystery and a legend, beloved by millions and disliked by some. Here now is a clear objective ... more »year-by-year account of one of the world's most famous women.
Over 50,000 of her personal letters and other private papers at the Hyde Park memorial library were studied by the author. He has woven all known sources of information into an extremely lively story, with the warmth and mastery of a fine novelist.
Here is the lonely childhood, disrupted by the death of loved ones, the shy emergence into wealthy society, the courtship by Franklin under the possessive authority of his mother, the day-to-day events of Campbello and polio, the young wife's reluctant participation in politics and the "eyes, ears and legs" of the man of destiny.
Eleanor Roosevelt became one of the world's greatest travelers in her search for pertinent information concerning the state of all nations. Always the champion of the underdog, she gradually evolved into a figure alone and apart. Neither her husband's death nor her own advancing age cut down the influence of this notable woman upon notable events.« less