- Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939 – 1962, by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Viking)
- Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, by Susan Quinn (Penguin)
It is tempting to think that in a different era, Eleanor Roosevelt could have become president of the United States. Widely loved, the longest-serving First Lady was on the right side of history on virtually every subject including civil rights, acceptance of European refugees and the need to end Empires.
“She understood his needs, forgave his transgressions, buried her jealousies, and embarked on her own independent career . . . FDR encouraged her independence and when he silenced her did so for reasons of state.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, by Blanche Wiesen Cook
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