Intellectual companionship

People wondered why the dashing Franklin Delano Roosevelt married Eleanor.

“What lay behind the mutual attraction between the smooth, handsome youth and the old-maidish young woman?” asks Joseph Persico in his book Franklin & Lucy—President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life.

Persico’s answer? “In Eleanor, he found a different sort of young woman than those he was accustomed to, one who thought beyond fashion, parties and appearance. Eleanor offered intellectual companionship, a novel experience for him with a girl.”

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2 Responses to “Intellectual companionship”

  1. Mary Hunter August 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Sounds like an interesting book!



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    While thousands of screaming fans were safely kept outside, it was the mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters and daughters of film industry executives who mobbed Radcliffe at the party.

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