Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of The Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley
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Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)|
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• Bestselling author: Geoffrey C. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, including The Civil War and Baseball.
• Widely acclaimed: "A fascinating, very personal view of the man and his life" (USA TODAY). "A remarkable portrait" (The Washington Post). "A new mirror on Roosevelt" (The New York Times). "engrossing" (The New York Review of Books).
• Intimate portrait of a president: FDR trusted Margaret "Daisy" Suckley completely—she was allowed to photograph him in his wheelchair, was privy to wartime secrets, and documented his failing health in great detail.
• Major contribution to history: Daisys diary offers unique insights into FDRs relationship with Winston Churchill and other wartime leaders, his decision to run for an unprecedented fourth term, and his hopes for the postwar world.
"A fascinating, very personal view of the man and his life." -- USA Today
"Engrossing.... Ward has made FDR's story something no one else has managed to do." -- Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books
"A serious contribution to history." -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.