Eleanor Roosevelt

The story of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and New York Times reporter Lorena Hickok is the basis of the new historical novel, White Houses

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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.