Announcing the publication of Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage, by Hazel Rowley. Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. In this groundbreaking new account of the marriage, Hazel Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention — private and public — that kept FDR and Eleanor together. Their relationship was the product of FDR and Eleanor’s conscious efforts — a partnership that they created according to their own ambitions and needs.
In this dramatic and vivid narrative, set against the great upheavals of the Depression and World War II, Rowley paints a portrait of a tender lifelong companionship, born of mutual admiration and compassion. Most of all, she depicts an extraordinary evolution — from conventional Victorian marriage to the bold and radical partnership that has made Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt go down in history as one of the most inspiring couples of all time.
Acclaim for Franklin and Eleanor
"Hazel Rowley has gone beyond the gossip and gives us a book of real insight and a tale that is as sympathetic as it is cautionary. I will go so far as to say that if you are going to read only one book about this extraordinary couple, this is the one."
James Srodes, The Washington Times
"Franklin and Eleanor is a fascinating read, rich with insight and detail. Here is a political marriage that rose above politics; a partnership that was driven as much by idealism as by ambition; and a friendship that survived despite all. Hazel Rowley is a wonderful writer with a gift—rare among historians—for entertaining her readers."
Amanda Foreman, Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
"Theirs was one of the great marriages in history, one that reshaped the lives of millions in their own time and beyond. In Hazel Rowley's engaging new book, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt come alive anew in all their complexity, humanity, and greatness."
Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Franklin and Winston:
An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
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