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Closest companion : the unknown story of the intimate friendship between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley

Author: Franklin D Roosevelt; Margaret Suckley; Geoffrey C Ward
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was famously difficult, and it is widely known that FDR enjoyed the company of women. But this remarkable book reveals a secret that has been carefully guarded for more than half a century: Roosevelt's closest companion during the last years of his life was his sixth cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. FDR became friendly with Daisy in the 1920s and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Records and correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Closest companion.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995
(OCoLC)606380438
Online version:
Closest companion.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1995
(OCoLC)623028868
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Margaret Suckley; Margaret Suckley; Franklin D Roosevelt; Margaret Suckley; Franklin D Roosevelt; Margaret Suckley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin D Roosevelt; Margaret Suckley; Geoffrey C Ward
ISBN: 0395660807 9780395660805
OCLC Number: 31608321
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 444 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: edited and annotated by Geoffrey C. Ward.
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Publisher description: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage was famously difficult, and it is widely known that FDR enjoyed the company of women. But this remarkable book reveals a secret that has been carefully guarded for more than half a century: Roosevelt's closest companion during the last years of his life was his sixth cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. FDR became friendly with Daisy in the 1920s and invited her to his first inauguration in 1933. The friendship deepened; then, on a September afternoon in 1935, their feelings for each other intensified dramatically. From that day until FDR's death in 1945, Daisy and the president were intimate companions. But the secret of this passionate relationship remained hidden until after Daisy's death in 1991, when her family found a battered suitcase under her bed. Stuffed inside were years of diaries and letters, including thirty-eight letters in FDR's own hand that no one had ever seen.

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