Franklin and Lucy - President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life-logo

Franklin and Lucy - President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life

Joseph E. Persico

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women-particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd-that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions. In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico's provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd's estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair. FDR's connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR's life. We come to see more clearly how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse," Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited. Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. From the Hardcover edition.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women-particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd-that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions. In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico's provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd's estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair. FDR's connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR's life. We come to see more clearly how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse," Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited. Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. From the Hardcover edition.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women-particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd-that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions. In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR's romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico's provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd's estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair. FDR's connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR's life. We come to see more clearly how FDR's infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor's eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR's strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his "surrogate spouse," Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited. Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ted Barker

Length:

17h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:30


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:08


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:05


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:45


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:34


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:27


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:12


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:03


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:57


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:36


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:39


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:31


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:28


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:03


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:23


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:40


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:13


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:10


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:07


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:59


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:19


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:28


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:01


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:20


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:10


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:56


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:54


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:09


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:35


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:42


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:59


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:31


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:35


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:00


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:18


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:09


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:18


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:19


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:16


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:59


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:56


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:05


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:17


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:06


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:48


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:14


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:39


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:03


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:55


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:12


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:25


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:00


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:28


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:40


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:46


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:32


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:03


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

00:36