Jean-Paul Sartre
Book review: 'Franklin and Eleanor' by Hazel Rowley
Book review: 'Franklin and Eleanor' by Hazel Rowley

The relationship of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt has fascinated observers ever since they married. Friends and relatives were surprised in 1905 by the wedding of a handsome, flirtatious, fun-loving mama's boy to his serious-minded cousin, who did not share his zest for outdoor recreation or cocktails and was no great beauty either. Their affinities were more obvious during Franklin's political career, particularly his 12-year tenure in the White House, when Eleanor became the nation's most activist and controversial but ultimately beloved first lady. Yet even then, with Eleanor famous for relentlessly intruding on her husband's moments of relaxation to press...