Julie M. Fenster is the critically acclaimed author of The Case of Abraham Lincoln and co-author with Douglas Brinkley of the New York Times bestseller Parish Priest and the PBS documentary Faith and the Founders of America. Fenster's previous books include the award-winning Ether Day and Race of the Century. She lives in Central New York.
Great portrayal of the man behind the couple that saved the USA. We could use him today.Published 4 months ago by Peter Salvestrini
For what the too-short FDR's Shadow does include, it is an excellent work, fascinating and filled with interesting tidbits, personalities, revelations and facts, and deserving of... Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Richard Sullivan
This is a fascinating history focusing on a figure that is mentioned in every history of Roosevelt- Louis Howe. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by Mom
People enjoy reading about Franklin and Eleanor not only because of their important impact on America, but because of the sometimes mysterious and confusing nature of their... Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Kate Stout
Louis Howe's impact on FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, and thus his impact on world history is amazing. This book does a great job of telling us not of great events, but of Howe the... Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by Thomas Grover
Roosevelt's Shadow starts off with a great topic and runs through its first chapters strongly. We learn about Louis Howe a bit more in depth than in the many books about Roosevelt... Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Marc Korman
"FDR's Shadow, Louis Howe, The Force That Shaped Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt" is a generally well written book that has one major flaw: the subject isn't worth a biography save... Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Indy Reviewer
Julie Fenster is a popular historian who has written a strange and unsatisfying book.
There is nothing new here and while Fenster seems to have read a lot of source... Read more
I respectfully disagree with those who have blurbed this book as being "brilliant" or "superb." Well-researched it is, but it never comes to life. Read morePublished on November 21, 2009 by Nicholas Puner