Someone to Watch Over Me (Hardcover)

A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life

By Eric Burns

Pegasus Books, 9781681773285, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/13/2018)

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Elliott was the brother of Theodore Roosevelt, and he was as winsome and charming as Theodore was blustery and competitive. Though the two maintained a healthy rivalry in their youth, Elliott would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter, Eleanor, who treasured his letters and would read them nightly for her entire life for guidance, inspiration, and love.

As he did in the critically acclaimed The Golden Lad, Eric Burns' insightful and lucid prose reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.