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Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash
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Sep 24, 2008

really liked it

I read this "double" biography also a couple years ago. It is a very detailed and fascinating look into the lives of two of America's most famous/controversial people. The author does a good job of weaving the two stories together. The thing I found the most FASCINATING was both Roosevelts' initial admiration for Josef Stalin and the way they were so enamored with the whole Communist ideal. Many of the government programs that both promoted during their time in the White House were reflections of this fascination for Communism/socialism. The challenges they faced with FDR's polio made them fighters and overcomers in many ways. The book was another fascinating and successful blending of two biographies by the author Jos. Lash
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