Monday, April 28, 2008

Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life

Every now and then a great book comes along, one that you just can't put down so you try to read it in one sitting... this is that kind of work!

President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life by Guilderland historian Joseph Persico eclipses previous FDR biographies and is an absolute must-read for anyone wanting to get closer to the mechanics of WW2-era 20th Century politics.

The Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley offers "The women who made a man out of FDR"

Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Pub. Date: April 29, 2008
B&N Sales Rank: 462

This title will be released on April 29, 2008. Pre-order now! Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Also Available in: Audio CD (Abridged,Audiobook) Hardcover (Large Print) Order it used!

Candy Schultz: I am grateful to Joseph Persico as well for writing such a compelling book...Persico does an excellent job of providing the information which allows you to see how Sara's early influence on Franklin made it always essential that he have women around to listen to and admire him; women who did not demand anything of him...Persico makes a few comments on the morality of FDR's liaisons but, like me, he is not judgmental.

Show Comments: OR

1 comment:

  1. this is really very nice book. I read it last year. Today I came across this book by chance which ignite a light in me once again to read the book again.


Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.


Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics