Eleanor and Hick
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Eleanor and Hick the love affair that shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

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Written in English


  • Politics and government,
  • Friends and associates,
  • Journalists,
  • Women social reformers,
  • Social policy,
  • Presidents" spouses,
  • Female friendship,
  • Women journalists,
  • Biography

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-389) and index.

StatementSusan Quinn
LC ClassificationsE807.1.R48 Q56 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages404
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27218100M
ISBN 10159420540X, 1101607025
ISBN 109781594205408, 9781101607022
LC Control Number2016303873

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  The love affair between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena “Hick” Hickok has never been treated with as much care or attention as in Susan Quinn’s Eleanor and Hick. Here, Quinn deftly traces the dissimilar but converging paths of these two complex women and gives new life to their intimate, dynamic relationship, against a 5/5(1).   This was an interesting book, and while it gives some insightful evidence regarding the relationship between Eleanor and Hick, it is much more a book about Eleanor. That's not to say this is not an interesting read and I would absolutely recommend it, but the premise the title suggests is /5(). Eleanor and Hick is delightful, moving, penetrating history.”—David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story “Eleanor Roosevelt’s love affair with ace AP reporter Lorena Hickok, carried on just outside public view during the most public years of their lives, fascinates and inspires in .   A dual biography of the year relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt () and Lorena Hickok (). In , Hickok was an Associated Press journalist writing about politics and other serious matters, unusual for a woman at the : Susan Quinn.

  In Quinn’s well-written and exhaustively researched book, Hick and Eleanor come across as a butch-femme Romeo and Juliet. They meet as a result of Hick covering the Roosevelts. Eleanor’s position and marriage obviously kept them from a complete relationship, but Quinn also argues that Eleanor’s devotion to others interfered too. Praise for Loving Eleanor “Loving Eleanor is a vivid fictional interpretation, written from Hick’s perspective as her relationship with ER unfolded and endured. Albert’s novel, which is rooted in the women’s correspondence, is so skillfully told that I found her ‘enhancements’ believable and profoundly moving Read this book.”. Nancyhoward I so enjoyed this book. will be remembered as one of my favorites. It sure emphasizes how influential these two women's ideas were to more I so enjoyed this book. will be remembered as one of my favorites. It sure emphasizes how influential these two women's ideas were to written, keeps one's attention and educational!   Susan Quinn talked about her book Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, in which she examines the thirty year relationship between first lady Eleanor .

Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s.   In Susan Quinn’s book, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, Quinn reveals details from the more than 3, letters Eleanor and Author: Sam Gillette. Lorena Alice "Hick" Hickok (March 7, – May 1, ) was an American journalist known for her romantic relationship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.. After an unhappy and unsettled childhood, Hickok found success as a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and the Associated Press (AP), becoming America’s best-known female reporter by After covering Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Known for: journalism, relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt.   Amy Bloom's 'White Houses' tells the story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok's love affair from Hick's point of view. A star book review.