Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage – Hazel Rowley

When I read of the recent untimely death of biographer Hazel Rowley at age 59, I looked for her most recent book – Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage.

I am next on the list at the library and look forward to reading about (from the NY Times)…

…”a long, vital and somewhat unorthodox partnership.  Here, too, there were longstanding indications of affairs by both partners, including his with Mrs. Roosevelt’s former social secretary, Lucy Mercer, and hers with the political journalist, Lorena Hickok…”

– Historical information and salacious tidbits…

Another Rowley biography that sounds tempting to read: Tête à tête: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre – also on my list.