Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Short Review--The Roosevelt Women

I was able to get this book for the store when I was getting a group of Large Print books. I sidetracked it home to read first. Of course, the Roosevelt women that first come to mind would have to be Eleanor, Alice and perhaps Sara Delano, Franklin's mother. But there were other women who contributed, not only to the sprawling Roosevelt family, but to national affairs. Martha Bulloch married Theodore Sr. and birthed not only Theodore Jr. but two strong daughters, Anna and Corinne. Corinne's daughter Corinne is also in this book. Edith Carow, Theodore's second wife, is in this book as is her only daughter Ethel.
This complex and large family is interesting in its own right but also interesting are the times that formed the background and set the stage for each member. The book is easy to read, catching the reader's attention and holding interest on every page.
I recommend this book.

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