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Beloved Island: Franklin & Eleanor and the Legacy of Campobello
This is the story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the influence their summer home on Campobello Island had upon them. It is a personal history that examines the Roosevelts' background and traditions and explores their public trials, tragedies, and triumphs, as well as the frustrations and disappointments of their private lives. Campobello played a vital role in the ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Paul S. Eriksson
(first published September 1st 2000)
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Interesting, but light, biography of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Focus was Franklin's first visit in his second summer of life and subsequent years and then their trips to Campobello Island after marriage. It is now an international park site with US and Canada, actually located in New Brunswick, Canada. Interesting if you plan to trip to Campobello.
Interesting book, and made me appreciate my visit to Campobello last summer. To have walked where such amazing people once walked is a thrill. While the history wasn't new to me, the telling of the role of Campobello adds a humanity to FDR and Eleanor/