New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1971. First Edition. Blue cloth over boards with titling in gilt on spine. INSCRIBED to Elliot Roosevelt, Eleanor's fourth child, by both the author and his brother, Franklin Roosevelt Jr. who wrote the introduction. 6" x 9.25", pp. xvii, 4 - 765 with 32 pp.of B&W photographs. First and last 20 pp. have a small blue fade at the bottom near spine edge. DJ has light edge wear and a closed 1/2" tear at the top front and spine bottom.
This is a meticulously researched book which reconstructs the complex partnership between Eleanor and Franklin. The scholarship was particularly aided by the Roosevelt children who provided first person detail, which makes this biography so intimate and readable. The brotherly association between the brothers and the author make this an extremely collectible volume.
INSCRIBED: "For Patty + Elliot, With affectionate regards and many thanks for Elliot's help at the beggin of the research for this book. /s/ Joseph P. Lash"
"To Elliot and Patty, A very Merry Christmas and much love - /S/ Franklin (D. Roosevelt Jr.)" Very good / very good. Item #2156
"When she heard the diagnosis of polio she felt a momentary sense of panic because of the children, in addition to her anxiety over Franklin." (p 269).