From Publishers Weekly
The authors portray this American dynasty as a family divided between Teddy's Oyster Bay clan and FDR's Hyde Park family.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Portraits of the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park Roosevelts, always hung separately, are now framed together by Collier and Horowitz, family biographers of the Rockefellers, Kennedys, Fords, and, recently (by Collier alone), The Fondas (LJ 1/91). The preface advertises "a family civil war with almost Homeric overtones," yet the misdeeds, squabbles, and triumphs cataloged here more readily call to mind an average TV miniseries than classical epic. Academic libraries can pass because scholars will find nothing new concerning Theodore, Eleanor, or Franklin and little of interest about the lesser-known generations that followed. The book is an optional purchase for public libraries, whose readers will enjoy a more satisfying read in any one of many more finely crafted books about either Roosevelt branch.Robert F. Nardini, North Chichester, N.H.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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