Eleanor and Franklin

Joseph P. Lash (Author)

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award

In his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs from Eleanor Roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade marriage to the four-time president who brought America back from the Great Depression and helped to win World War II. The result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34975-7
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 1008 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverEleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers



Endorsements & Reviews

“A beautiful book—beautiful in its scholarship, insight, objectivity and candor…immense subtlety, sensibility and honesty.” — Arthur Schlesinger

“An exceptionally candid…heartrending book.” — The New Yorker

“Here is one of the great and moving stories of our time—a masterpiece of vivid evocation and sympathetic understanding. 'Monumental.'” — New York Times

“Wholly absorbing and richly documented.” — Marya Mannes, The Atlantic

“A biography in the grand manner. Extraordinarily readable…Splendidly written from start to finish.” — Richard Rover, Chicago Tribune

“So engrossing and complex that it reads like a work of fiction.” — Jean Stafford, Vogue

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  3. Book CoverRoosevelt and Churchill: The Partnership That Saved the West, 1939-1941


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