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The Resource Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life, Eric Burns

Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life, Eric Burns

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Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life
Title
Someone to watch over me
Title remainder
a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life
Statement of responsibility
Eric Burns
Title variation
Story of Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also one of the most enigmatic and lonely. Her loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well, from her distant mother to her public rivalry with her cousin, Alice. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. But who shaped Eleanor? It was the most unlikely of figures: her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Elliott was the brother of Theodore Roosevelt, and he was as winsome and charming as Theodore was blustery and competitive. Though the two maintained a healthy rivalry in their youth, Elliott would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter, Eleanor, who treasured his letters and would read them nightly for her entire life for guidance, inspiration, and love
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Eric
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt, Elliott Bulloch
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life, Eric Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eleanor Roosevelt -- Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt
Control code
sky285464787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781681773285
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 03/17
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life, Eric Burns
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eleanor Roosevelt -- Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt
Control code
sky285464787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9781681773285
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 03/17
Other physical details
illustrations

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