Sara and Eleanor

The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt

Jan Pottker

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We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself.

Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.
 

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"Fills a long-standing void in the Roosevelt story and adds tremendously to our understanding of Roosevelt personal history."
--Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, grandchild of Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR

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Jan Pottker

Jan Pottker is the author of seven previous books, including Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Pottker's interest in Sara and Eleanor was sparked when she realized that a myth had grown around Eleanor at the expense of Sara---much the same as the relationship between Jackie and her mother had been underplayed and distorted over time. Pottker has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, Andrew S. Fishel.

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Sara and Eleanor
The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt
Jan Pottker

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St. Martin's Press
February 2014
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ISBN: 9781466864511
ISBN10: 1466864516
416 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312339395
ISBN10: 0312339399
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$20.99
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