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A First Lady's Unlikely Love Affair

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Susan Quinn provides a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.

By the time Franklin Roosevelt became president, his wife Eleanor had already put her disappointment in their marriage behind her and developed an independent life. She soon met a campaign reporter for the Associated Press, Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years the two women were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. 

In her latest book, "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady" author Susan Quinn provides a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.