What makes this memoir particularly worthy of a slow read is the progressive marriage of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  It’s clear they were way ahead of their times when it came to relationships and community.  Author Hazel Rowley writes beautifully about their life in times frames and there’s plenty of political insights for those of us who adore history.  But it was their welcoming commitment to others that formed an extensive inner circle which supported, loved and protected them regardless of where the Roosevelt’s were in their public and private lives.  LA Carlson

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