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Author Burns, Eric, author.

Title Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life / Eric Burns.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY ROOSEVELT    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B ROOSEVELT    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  B ROOSEVELT, ELLIOTT AND ELEANOR    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-ROOSEVELT BUR    DUE 05-08-24
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B ROOSEVELT, E.    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG ROOSEVELT, ELEANOR    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index.
Contents First note to readers: The problems of the story -- Prologue: Human rights -- Elliott -- Anna -- Courtship -- Marriage -- Nell's homeliness -- Nell's shyness -- Nell's fears -- Nell's loneliness -- Nell's coldness -- Second note to readers: The center of the mural -- Father, 1873-89 -- Daughter, 1917-28 -- Father, 1890-92 -- Daughter, 1932-36 -- Father, 1891 -- Daughter, 1920s-1950s -- Father, 1892-93 -- Daughter, 1936-62 -- Father, 1892-94 -- Daughter, 1948-59 -- Father, 1894 -- Daughter, 1952-62 -- Two legacies -- Epilogue: The goodnight kiss.
Summary Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.
Subject Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894.
Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Note Subtitle on cover: Story of Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt
ISBN 9781681773285
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