THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.
Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are the most prominent members of one of the most important families in American history. Theodore and Franklin occupy the White House for nineteen of the first forty-five years of the twentieth century, years during which much of the modern world – and the modern state –is created. They share an unfeigned love for people and politics and a willingness to defy class prejudices to help create a true democracy of equal opportunity. Along with Eleanor, Theodore’s best-loved niece and Franklin’s wife, all three overcome personal obstacles as they independently—and collectively—transform the model of a nation’s responsibility to its citizens and the wider world.