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Sep 29

ELEANOR AND HICK: AN AMAZING STORY OF HOW LOVE CONQUERS THE WORLD!

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ELEANOR AND HICK WRITTEN BY SUSAN QUINN—

The story of Eleanor Roosevelt, her polio-ridden presidential husband and her live in lover, at first kind of grossed me out. But as I read on, I discovered many wonderful, extraordinary things about Eleanor Roosevelt. As the title of the book states, “Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady” is exactly what Susan Quinn’s book is about.

Quinn doesn’t utter a discouraging word about Eleanor Roosevelt or her husband Franklin who had several affairs while married to each other, she points out how loving they both were. Even though Eleanor and Franklin had six children together and were poignant, strong, stalwart people who did something I have never seen any other president or the first lady do; they literally helped other people.
MIND NUMBING—

Exactly how Eleanor helped the American people is mind numbing. No other first lady has ever helped real people that needed it, and designed programs to help the poor, given them new homes, supplied with ways to grow their own food. Eleanor with AP reporter Lorena Hickok’s guidance went on to start many New Deal programs, and later to go on to start the UN’s Human Rights Commission. Hick and Eleanor worked together to give Depression-era families prosperous new beginnings.

Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a wealthy home, but her parents were poor on doling out emotional love, and kindness to their children. Hick helped Eleanor resolve these issues. After FDR had his first affair with Eleanor’s secretary, Eleanor stayed married to him, but was mad at him for the rest of their married lives. Eleanor had several affairs with women and possibly with a man or two, as did FDR(women).
BLEW ME AWAY—
What really blew me away was exactly how Eleanor helped poor people. She and Hick ditched the secret service and media and with Eleanor driving visited, unannounced, poor families of America. She drove to West Virginia, and many other states discovering families who lost their jobs. The men had lost their mining jobs when the economy took a nosedive and the Great Depression-era took over. She witnessed people so poor they lived in filthy homes with no food, no running water, no heat, etc. They were destitute! But Eleanor took action and moved these people to new homes on farms where they could start new lives.

Eleanor and Hick is a book to read, savor and enjoy learning more about history and about two women and one man who changed the world. Okay they did great things for Americans, even though they were having affairs. Momzinga.com.

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