The Extraordinary Mrs. R: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt

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Chapter 11
Always a Democrat

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT REMAINED, after her husband’s
death, the liberal figurehead of the Democratic Party. But she
was a great deal more than a figurehead; she was a perceptive
and influential participant in national politics. She, whose up-
bringing had been that of a sheltered patrician, who had avoided
public speaking until Franklin’s illness forced her to assume an
active role, had learned over the years to play the game of poli-
tics, and to play it well. She found that she enjoyed it; she
became, in fact, a consummate politician, a shrewd observer of
the national scene, and an indispensable partner to the Presi-
dent during her years as First Lady
.

As the living symbol of liberalism in the Democratic Party,
Mrs. Roosevelt had some very definite ideas about the party’s
policies and leadership. It was natural that she would often be
asked to run for office, but she was adamant about her wish to
remain independent
.

MRS. ROOSEVELT WAS ASKED more than once to run for the office of United States Senator from the State of New

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • A Note to the Reader xi
  • Prologue xiii
  • Chapter 1- An Invitation to Tea 1
  • Chapter 2- Mrs. Roosevelt Comes to Dine 17
  • Chapter 3- At Home in New York City 45
  • Chapter 4- At Hyde Park 59
  • Chapter 5- First Lady of the World 91
  • Chapter 6- The World Comes to Call 105
  • Chapter 7- A Fondness for Young People 121
  • Chapter 8- Celebrations… and Memories 131
  • Chapter 9- Discovering Mrs. Roosevelt 149
  • Chapter 10- Discovering FDR 161
  • Chapter 11- Always a Democrat 199
  • Chapter 12- Friendship 217
  • Chapter 13- Saying Good-Bye 243
  • Index 251
  • About the Authors 257
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