Lucy

Lucy

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A fictional account of FDR's romance with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer, follows their pre-World War I affair, its impact on his marriage, and FDR and Mercer's reacquaintance years later as he prepared for an unprecedented third term. 25,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
An utterly absorbing novel about a famous political marriage and an epic infidelity. On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, fell in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. Eleanor stumbled on their letters and divorce was discussed, but honor and ambition won out. Franklin promised he would never see Lucy again. Ellen Feldman brings a novelist's insight to bear on the connection of these three compelling characters. Franklin and Lucy did finally meet, across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. They fell in love again. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into war, Franklin turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give. Drawing on recently discovered materials to re-create the voice of a woman who played a crucial but silent role in the Roosevelt presidency, Lucy is a remarkably sensitive exploration of the private lives behind a public marriage.

Blackwell North Amer
On the eve of World War I, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt, fiercely ambitious and still untouched by polio, fell in love with his wife's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. When Eleanor stumbled onto evidence of the affair, divorce was discussed, but honor and ambition won out. Franklin promised he would never see Lucy again.
Ellen Feldman's novel brings sympathy and insight to bear on the connection between these three compelling characters. When Franklin and Lucy did meet again, it was across the divide of his illness and political ascendancy, her marriage and widowhood. As he prepared to run for an unprecedented third term and lead America into another world war, he turned to Lucy for the warmth and unconditional approval Eleanor was unable to give.
Based on recently discovered materials and incorporating a never-before-published footnote to the affair, Lucy is an insight into the private lives behind a public marriage.

Baker
& Taylor

A fictional account of Franklin Roosevelt's romance with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer, follows their pre-World War I affair, its impact on his marriage, and their reacquaintance years later.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393051537
0393051536
Branch Call Number: F FEL
Characteristics: p. cm

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May 17, 2016

8 out of 10. Too often we forget that historical figures are/were human too. This is a great read about a man in a less than fulfilling marriage who falls in love with a woman who works near him. That he happens to be a Roosevelt and President during a trying time in our country is a side note.

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