Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate

Publish yr note: First released in 1995

For the 1st time in paperback, the hugely acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and strangely revealing mystery diary of the lady who spent extra deepest time with FDR than the other individual in the course of his years within the White apartment. straight away a love tale and a big contribution to background, it deals dramatic new insights into FDR—both the fellow and the president.

Bestselling writer: Geoffrey C. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, together with The Civil struggle and Baseball.

• greatly acclaimed: a desirable, very own view of the guy and his lifestyles (USA TODAY).
• A impressive portrait (The Washington Post).
• a brand new replicate on Roosevelt & engrossing (The ny evaluate of Books).
• Intimate portrait of a president: FDR relied on Margaret & Daisy & Suckley thoroughly; she used to be allowed to picture him in his wheelchair, used to be aware of wartime secrets and techniques, and documented his failing healthiness in nice element.
• significant contribution to background: Daisy's diary deals targeted insights into FDR''s courting with Winston Churchill and different wartime leaders, his choice to run for an unheard of fourth time period, and his hopes for the postwar international.

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