Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Lorena Hickok

Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters Of Eleanor Roosevelt And Lorena Hickok


In 1978, greater than 3,500 letters written over a thirty-year friendship among Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok have been stumbled on through archivists. even though the main specific letters have been burned (Lorena advised Eleanor's daughter, "Your mom wasn't regularly so very discreet in her letters to me"), the locate used to be nonetheless electrifying adequate to create controversy concerning the nature of the women's dating. Historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated greater than three hundred of these letters—published right here for the 1st time—and positioned them in the context of the lives of those striking girls, permitting us to appreciate the position of this notable friendship in Roosevelt's transformation right into a crusading First Lady.

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