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Sara and Eleanor

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

Jan Pottker

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Description

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.



Praise For Sara and Eleanor: The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt

"Fills a long-standing void in the Roosevelt story and adds tremendously to our understanding of Roosevelt personal history."
--Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, grandchild of Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR




"Fills a long-standing void in the Roosevelt story and adds tremendously to our understanding of Roosevelt personal history."

-Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, grandchild of Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR


"A compelling and engaging biography of two independent women whose story is an inspiration to all."

-Lillian Vernon

St. Martin's Press, 9780312303402, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004



About the Author

Jan Pottker is the author of seven previous books, including "Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." Pottker's interest in Sara and Eleanor was sparked when she realized that a myth had grown around Eleanor at the expense of Sara---much the same as the relationship between Jackie and her mother had been underplayed and distorted over time. Pottker has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, Andrew S. Fishel.