Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as an active First Lady, who had a passion for the rights of women and children and set a high standard of achievement for subsequent presidential spouses.
Eleanor and Hick | Penguin Press; $30
However, many don’t know of her very special relationship with journalist Lorena Hickok. In Susan Quinn’s biography Eleanor and Hick ($30, Penguin Press), love letters between the two women take center stage. Pairing their story with period photographs, Quinn paints a picture of an unconventional relationship that changed both women for the better — in addition to describing how historic events affected their lives and vice versa. penguinpress.com
Last modified: July 28, 2017