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Eleanor Roosevelt by Russell Freedman
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Mar 24, 12


This is a Newberry Honor Book, so it is written for children, but it's authoritative and an enjoyable quick-read. I had assumed that since it was written for young people it would not mention FDR's affair with Lucy Mercer, Eleanor's social secretary--but it did. The book covers her whole life, from childhood, through her schooling, her marriage and family, all her public service and her friendships, and her death. At the end, it lists historic sites devoted to her and FDR, and recommends books for further reading.
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