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
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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.