Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery - Study Guide Chapter Seven: Friendship and Politics Summary & Analysis

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Many years after Franklin was stricken with polio, he held the belief and hope that he would walk again. He was diligent about doing his exercises and taking therapy. Adviser Louis Howe urged Eleanor to keep Franklin's name before the public by doing some politicking herself. Eleanor was intrigued by the prospect of becoming more involved in public life. She joined the newly formed New York State Democratic Party and soon took on a leadership role. She became the editor and manager of the Women's Democratic News, a monthly newsletter, writing editorials and articles for the publication. She hated public speaking, her voice becoming high and shaky from nerves. Louis coached her and she eventually developed more than adequate speaking skills. Eleanor became a political force, in demand for speaking engagements and political debates as well as...

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