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఩ Free  Format Kindle Read @Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady ಅ ePUB Author Susan Quinn ಞ ఩ Free Format Kindle Read @Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady ಅ ePUB Author Susan Quinn ಞ chapter one Beginning to TrustBy the time Franklin Delano Roosevelt was nominated for president, in August 1932, some doubted whether a survivor of polio, paralyzed from the waist down, had the strength to conduct a vigorous campaign, let alone lead the country out of the worst economic depression in its history Even his advisers were worried FDR came up with a defiant answer to all of them a nine thousand mile, twenty one day trip through seventeen midwestern and western states aboard the Roosevelt Special.It was a trip perfectly suited to both FDRs temperament and his physical limitations As soon as the train came to a stop, FDR stepped out on the rear platform, gripping the arm of his son Jimmy The railing cut off sight of his lower body, so the public saw only his broad shoulders and chest as he delivered his one minute address Its nice to be back in Dubuque, he would begin, flashing his wide smile, adding, Im just here to look, learn, and listen His speech was patrician, but his message was friendly, and his physical courage buoyed his worried listeners.Between stops, FDR had only to look out the train window to see just how bad things had become In Chicago, there were blocks of lifeless factories, overgrown parks, and rows of vacant stores with blackened windows Shantytowns, clustered along the railroad tracks, sent up smoke from cooking fires In the rich farm country of Iowa and Ohio, the farmhouses were unpainted, the fences were crumbling, and food was rotting in the fields By the time the Roosevelt Special reached Seattle, Roosevelt had reason to speak in the name of a stricken America and a stricken world.Even in such terrible times, however, Franklin Roosevelt managed to enjoy himself He loved everything about campaigning, from the enthusiasm of the local crowds to the sparring with the newspaper boys FDRs sitting room was open to all comers local politicians got on and off, and close advisers and future cabinet members huddled late into the night, plotting a future course for a country in crisis FDR enhanced his listening and learning with healthy doses of jokes, storytelling, poker, and booze.Eleanor Roosevelt waited until the return journey from the West Coast to join the Roosevelt Special She didnt share her husbands enthusiasm for the cheering admirers on the campaign trail It seems undignified andmeaningless but perhaps we need it she once confided She wasnt comfortable with the jocular atmosphere around FDR, either Try as she might, Eleanor didnt always get the jokes and was uncomfortable with the teasing On her honeymoon, she had refused to join a bridge game that involved money, because she had been raised to think it was improper Drinking, especially, made her uneasy She had her own reasons for disliking even the smell of alcohol her father had drunk himself to death, and it now looked as though her brother was going down the same path.Eleanor had plenty to say about policy issues But the politicians and brain trusters who surrounded Franklin rarely thought to include her in their discussions The exception was Louis Howe, a wizened little man with a scarred face and bulging eyes who had been a true believer in FDRs greatness since they met in 1911 Eleanor Roosevelt had been repelled by Howe in the early days he was an inelegant chain smoking newspaperman, the sort of person she had been brought up to avoid But Howes attentions to her in 1920, when FDR was running for vice president on the ill fated Democratic ticket, went a long way toward changing her mind When Franklin was stricken with polio on Campobello Island, Eleanor and Louis became a team They were the only ones who believed that FDR had a political future in those years immediately following the diagnosis Howe came to understand then that Eleanor could keep Roosevelt aspirations alive while FDR recovered He urged her to lower her high pitched voice and suppress her nervous giggle when she spoke in public, and heencouraged her to get involved in New York politics In time, he even had the idea that Eleanor should run for president herself.For Louis Howe, the trip on the Roosevelt Special was a dream come true hed been working toward the presidential run ever since Franklin Roosevelt first served in the New York state legislature Shrewd political operative that he was, Howe was confident that the Hoover campaign was doomed and that FDR was about to become the next president of the United States.Eleanor Roosevelt didnt want to believe it The spark that Howe had ignited in her had led to a new, independent life She was the cofounder of a craft workshop called Val Kill Industries, a cofounder and teacher at a girls school, and an activist with other women in New York politics Whats , she knew a fair amount about the ceremonial burden involved in being First Lady her aunt Edith had been an exemplary one for her uncle Theodore She didnt want any part of it She had been as passionate as Howe about FDRs political rehabilitation But she didnt share his excitement now, as the Roosevelt Special gained momentum.It was comforting, under the circumstances, when the campaign train went off on a side rail so that she could pay a visit to an old friend whowould understand and sympathize Eleanor and Isabella Greenway had endured coming out as debutantes in consecutive yearsbothlooked upon it as duty than pleasureand Isabella had been a bridesmaid in the Roosevelt wedding, staying by Eleanors side as they organized the myriad presents and even composing some of the thank you notes Since then, Isabella had married Robert Ferguson, an old family friend, and moved with him to Prescott, Arizona, in hopes that the dry climate would cure his tuberculosis.Since Eleanor and her husband kept friends forever, it was natural for them to take a day off from the campaign trail, away from press and public, to visit Isabella and her husband in Prescott Journalists were obliging in those days photographers agreed not to take pictures that included FDRs wheelchair No picture of FDR in a crablike position, as his prone and helpless body was lifted in and out of his automobile, ever made the newspapers Giving the family a day off to visit friends was all right with them.What did surprise and rankle the reporters, though, was that an exception was made for one rookie Chicago Tribune reporter named John Boettiger, who for some reason was asked to come along on the private visit No one resented this slight than Lorena Hickok Hick was the only female reporter on the Roosevelt Special and one of the top female reporters in the country, and shed gotten there by fighting for stories Most women, fellow reporter Walter B Rags Ragsdale noted, were society editors or worked the social beat The rarities were women who fought and scratched their way to the street as regular reporters Another reporter who knew her well noticed that a red rash tended to develop on the back of Hicks neck if she thought she was getting cheated out of a plum assignment.Hick had already complained when she discovered that all the men on the Roosevelt Special had compartments or drawing rooms in which to sleep and work, while she was stuck with a small berth up toward the engine, in the neighborhood of the local reporters So naturally she was furious about John Boettiger, an inexperienced reporter, getting special treatment She decided to complain to Eleanor Roosevelt about it.Hick didnt expect the reaction she got Eleanor Roosevelt invited her to come along too Hick was intrigued, and a little puzzled Eleanor had kept her at a distance in the past When she had interviewed Eleanor at the governors mansion, she had been invited up to the drawing room for an elegant tea, poured from a silver pot On that day, like all others, Lorena Hickok dressed to be taken seriously a soft silk shirt collar over a suit jacket and a skirt, of course She was a presence Her legs were shapely, her shoes sensible She had a round face with a strong, determined jaw, and intense, penetrating eyes At five foot eight, she was broad without looking fat.Though hardly a fashion plate herself, Hick had felt sorry for Eleanor She could tell that Eleanor felt homely, despite her warm blue eyes and winning smile She dressed abominably, in Hicks view her skirt was too long, her blouse was a terrible green, and she wore a hairnet with an elastic that cut into her forehead She had inherited the protruding front teeth of the Teddy Roosevelt branch of the family.Yet Eleanor had a natural elegance when she moved Hick was struck by her long slender hands and the graceful way she manipulated the tea things At tea that day, Eleanor kept everything friendly but bland Hick had a strong impression that the governors wife didnt trust her That was why she was surprised when Eleanor asked her to come along to Prescott something had changed Hick, ever the reporter, soon figured it out it all had to do with a long conversation shed had late one night with Eleanors secretary, Malvina Thompson, as the two of them kept each other company on the Roosevelt Special.Malvina Thompson, known to everyone as Tommy, was much than the usual secretary she was Eleanors fiercely loyal friend and traveling companion, always willing to work at Eleanors demanding pace The two had met while both were working on Al Smiths 1928 presidential campaign Afterward, Tommy became secretary to Louie Howe, but she worked on the side for Eleanor By the time FDR was elected governor of New York, Tommy and Eleanor were a full time team Tommy was married until 1939, and had another man in her life after that But most of her waking hours were devoted to the woman she called Mrs R Tommy and Hick had a lot in common they were born the same year, came from the working class, smoked, drank, and held strong opinions It was natural for them to gravitate toward each other when work was done.The train moved along at a measured pace during the day, when FDR was sitting up in his custom built chair in the parlor car If it went too fast, the jerks and jiggles made it hard for him to steady himself for reading and conversation At night, the engineer made up for lost time, hurtling though the dark It may have been a train whistle late one night that prompted Tommy Thompson to share a childhood memory with Hick about her father, who had worked as a locomotive engineer on the railroad He would sound three short blasts on the train whistle in a private salute as the train roared past the familys apartment windows in the Bronx.It was such a touching idea and so at odds with Hicks own childhood memories that it prompted her to open up to Tommy about her painful past Hicks mother had died when she was thirteen, leaving her to deal with her violent, abusive father Within a year, he remarried, and the stepmother kicked her out of the house From age fourteen on, she had had to make her own way in the hardscrabble pioneer towns of South Dakota, living in other peoples houses as a hired girl.When Eleanor heard Hicks story from Thompson, it changed her view of the tough AP reporter Because her own life had been scarred by loss and disappointment, she was drawn to others who had suffered and struggled After that, she began to suspect what Hicks fellow reporters already knew There was the surface Hick blas and shock proof, a tough minded reporter who knew how to drink and smoke with the boys, and who fought for her rights Then there was the tender hearted and sometimes shy Hick underneath, who bore witness to the suffering of ordinary people in those terrible times.Long before she joined the AP, back when she was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, Hick could be relied on to find and tell the most vivid stories of hardship long, detailed pieces about girls who came to Minneapolis from little farm towns and got into trouble, about an injured worker who decided to crawl under a bridge and starve to death, about an organ grinder whose monkey was stolen.Hick was still looking for such stories on the campaign trail Her fellow reporter Rags Ragsdale would often cover FDRs whistle stop speeches while Hick circulated in the crowd and talked to people about their lives Many times, she came back aboard the campaign train, Ragsdale remembered, fuming and almost tearful over a hard luck story she had picked up from someone in the crowd.There were unending hard luck stories During a stopover in Topeka, Kansas, Hick watched Franklin Roosevelt address thousands of deeply tanned, grim faced farmers, some so ragged that they reminded one of pictures of starving Mongolian peasants in the rotogravure sections of the Sunday papers They did not cheer They did not applaud They just stood there in the broiling sun, silent, listening.After her day with Eleanor in Prescott, Hick realized why rookie reporter John Boettiger was getting special treatment he was having an affair with the Roosevelts oldest child, Anna, who was unhappily married to Curtis Dall Not long after, both Anna and John would divorce in order to marry each other.The divorce was fodder for the gossip columns when it finally happened But when Hick came back from her day with the Roosevelts and briefed her fellow reporters, she talked about the ranch and the barbecue, not the affair It was the first of many family secrets she would keep.The important discovery Hick made that day was that Eleanor Roosevelt was at least as fascinating as her husband Lorena was as excited as I ever saw her when she came back, Ragsdale remembered From this time forward it became hard for her to write with the usual AP restraint about Mrs Roosevelt.In the past, Hick had avoided writing about politicians wives fashion, teas, and charity events were womens page stuff, and shed escaped that long before, during her initiation at the Milwaukee Sentinel Eleanor, in turn, resisted the curiosity of reporters, especially if it touched on anything personal Her grandmother had taught her that it was unseemly toappear in the public eye I gave as little information as possible, she explained in her first memoir, feeling that that was the only right attitude toward any newspaper people where a woman and her home were concerned.Eleanor had good reason to be wary of all reporters As the Boettiger incident would make clear, things went on in the Roosevelt household that needed to be kept away from the scandal loving press Whats , Eleanor disliked the usual portrayals of the devoted political wife at least as much as Hick hated writing them In Eleanors case, as Hick would soon discover, that ceremonial role was a faade that had little to do with who she really was.The love affair between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hick Hickok has never been treated with as much care or attention as in Susan Quinns Eleanor and Hick Here, Quinn deftly traces the dissimilar but converging paths of these two complex women and gives new life to their intimate, dynamic relationship, against a backdrop of tremendous social upheaval NPR.org, Best Books of 2016Splendid Written with style and verve, and vigorously researched filled with delightful details and provocative musings.Blanche Wiesen Cook, Womens Review of BooksFascinating.Susan Dunn, The New York Review of BooksMaking sense of this famous relationship has been complicated for historians, and Quinn concedes the impossibility of knowing what, exactly, happened between the two women physically But, drawing extensively on their letters, she makes a strong case that the bond they shared was indeed romantic The abiding impression of this book is the intricacy of Roosevelts intimate life The New YorkerA poignant account of a love affair doomed by circumstance and conflicting needs Combining exhaustive research with emotional nuance, Quinn dives deep to convey the differing characters of president and first lady.Richard Norton Smith, The Wall Street Journal CaptivatingIn prose that reads as fluidly and mesmerizingly as fiction, Quinn tells the story of the First Lady s marital discontent and determination to live an independent life despite her prominent position in the public eye, and of the 30 year long partnership and love that unfolded between Roosevelt and HickokBeyond just a compelling love story, Eleanor and Hick brings to light a different side of the early 20th century White House, revealing the significant impact of this unconventional relationship on American political and cultural history Harpers Bazaar, Best Books of 2016An engrossing double biography Quinn brings new depth to their epic, three decade long love story New York Post Quinn writes about both women with great sensitivity, from the childhood wounds they both bore to their influence on one another as writers and social activists Meticulously researched, engagingly written, and emotionally resonant, this is a welcome addition to the Roosevelt book shelf The Boston GlobeA brisk, readable account of the intersection between these two women New York Times Book ReviewQuinn sorts through the over three thousand letters the two sent to each other honest, passionate and principled correspondence to create a fascinating picture of the power and joy of the womens subversive act and its beneficial impact on the country at large Brit Co.Quinn has produced an intimate book, tender and wise.Stacy Schiff, The Washington Post Fascinating People A delightful account 1843 The Economist Apart from chronicling a beautiful and complex friendship, Quinn also makes a strong case here that Eleanor Roosevelt was the most politically significant first lady America has ever had Bookpage Eleanor and Hick marvelously weaves the lives of these two women together, showing their fierce independence and yet continual dependence on each other The book also reflects a refreshing change in cultural opinion, most likely one that will usher in books on other historical homosexual relationships just as well researched and kind St Louis Post DispatchQuinn tells Eleanors always astonishing story from a freshly illuminating perspective and brings forward to resounding effect intrepid, eloquent, compassionate, and tough Hick With episodes hilarious, stunning and heartbreaking, Quinns compellingly intimate chronicle tells the long camouflaged story of a morally and intellectually spirited, taboo transcending, and world bettering love BooklistA well researched dual biography Fast paced and engaging, this work will enthrall readers of presidential biographies and LGBTQ studies Library JournalQuinn deftly explores how the unlikely relationship evolved, relying on correspondence between the women, oral histories in archives, various government documents, and numerous other sources that allow readers to learn a great deal about normally private affairs A relentlessly captivating study of two remarkable individuals who helped extend the roles of American women in the public policy realm Kirkus Reviews starred Susan Quinns tender book of love and loyaltyset during the most tumultuous time of the twentieth centuryreads like a whispered confidence The forbidden relationship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and hardscrabble journalist Lorena Hickok is one of the great love affairs in history, and yet it has remained largely untold Thanks to Quinn, their beautiful and courageous story is a secret no longer.Mary Gabriel, author of Love and Capital Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardIn telling with vivid detail the story of a remarkable relationship between two strong women, Susan Quinn has provided a new way to look at some of the most momentous events of the twentieth century Eleanor and Hick is delightful, moving, penetrating history.David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama The StoryEleanor Roosevelts love affair with ace AP reporter Lorena Hickok, carried on just outside public view during the most public years of their lives, fascinates and inspires in Susan Quinns irresistible telling Eleanor and Hick is a powerfully moving and vital story that could not have been told in its day, and alters radically what we thought we knew about Americas most influential and best loved First Lady.Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Margaret Fuller A New American Life This is an important and probably unique biography in the history of the U.S presidency The special virtue of Eleanor and Hickis that Susan Quinn permits us to see how Eleanor Roosevelts long, intimate relationship with Lorena Hickok helped her become not just a First Lady but a great one courageous, committed, compassionateand complicated A triumph Nigel Hamilton, author of The Mantle of Command Eleanor and Hick The Love 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    • Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
    • Susan Quinn
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    • 2017-06-05T20:56+02:00