No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II


Format: Audiobook

Source: Public Library

Rating: 3.25

This book discusses the Roosevelts.  How they met and Franklin fell is love with Eleanor. Even though Eleanor wasn’t the prettiest of girls she had a great mind that attracted him.

During their marriage he had numerous affairs, they had separate bedrooms and more of a working marriage because he was president and she was a humanitarian.  He loved that she went overseas to visit the war hospitals and that she was big on making sure women could do more in society.

A soldier in a war hospital on Eleanor Roosevelt: “Over here she was something we hadn’t seen in over a year, an American mother.”

Even though Franklin had women on the side they were used more as a pride booster, women who would sit and listen to his stories and fawn over him.  Eleanor was his lady that he knew had a mind almost equal to his.

When Franklin died in office, some younger Americans were torn because they had never known another president.  He had 12 years in office and was always known as Mr. President.






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