Sara and Eleanor

Sara and Eleanor

The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-law, Eleanor Roosevelt

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Baker & Taylor
An analysis of the complex relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law is based on diary entries, letters, and interviews and offers insight into Sara's Delano Roosevelt's influence on her daughter-in-law's achievements and Eleanor's own role in the misperceptions surrounding their relationship. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself.

Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.


Holtzbrinck
We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself.

Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.
We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself.

Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.


Blackwell North Amer
Everybody thinks they know the story. Shy, put-upon Eleanor Roosevelt battled her domineering, manipulative mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt, to triumph on the public stage in spite of efforts to keep her down. It is true that Eleanor Roosevelt was a unique woman who profoundly influenced the course of the twentieth century. But her achievements would not have been possible without the guidance of Sara Delano Roosevelt.
Born into a wealthy family, Sara enjoyed a life of both privilege and adventure: She descended from twelve Mayflower family lines and yet, as a child, lived in China far from her Yankee roots. Her gilded circle in young adulthood was Knickerbocker New York. Her marriage at age twenty-six to a man twice her age set her in the Victorian frame in which they raised Franklin.
When Franklin married Eleanor, she was a young and awkward girl, in sharp contrast to Sara, who was worldly, confident, and in possession of all the social graces Eleanor seemed to lack. From the early days of Eleanor's marriage to her emergence as a public figure, Sara would be Eleanor's greatest female influence - nurturing her independence and supporting the young couple through difficult times. The inevitable rough spots in their relationship were later dramatized in a time when strong women were vilified and traditional values were suspect.
Sara and Eleanor, the only book to examine this relationship, is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight - a dynamic look at two of American history's most important women. Through extensive research and personal interviews, Jan Pottker offers new stories and interprets how the intersecting lives of Sara and Eleanor produced two extraordinary women.

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& Taylor

An analysis of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law offers insight into Sara Delano Roosevelt's influence on Eleanor's achievements and Eleanor's role in the misperceptions surrounding their relationship.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312303402
0312303408
Branch Call Number: BIO Roosevelts 2004
Characteristics: xii, 404 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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