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Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley Paperback – July 21, 2009
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"A remarkable portrait of FDR and the personal crises he faced during his presidency....Offers invaluable insights into FDR the man and the leader." -- The Washington Post Book World
"A fascinating, very personal view of the man and his life." -- USA Today
"Engrossing.... Ward has made FDR's story something no one else has managed to do." -- Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books
"A serious contribution to history." -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
About the Author
Geoffrey C. Ward is the bestselling author of two books about FDR—Before the Trumpet and A First-Class Temperament—and the coauthor (with Ken Burns) of The War, The Civil War, Jazz, and Baseball. The former editor of American Heritage magazine, he is the winner of many awards, including the Parkman Prize for history and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York.
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I found the book a bit hard to follow. Dates seemed to be missing from the letters and journal entries so it was difficult for me to get a sense of when things were happening. Nonetheless, I would recommend this book as a companion read to Persico's 'Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life'. Reading both books would give one a better understanding of Roosevelt and his need to have these women in his life.
My only complaint is that it was difiicult switching back and forth with the letters. Yet it still brouht this amazing period of history to life and i enjoyed it very much.
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The media had respect for the Presidency in those days. Not like today!