Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 - Chapters 8 and 9 Summary & Analysis

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Chapters 8 and 9 Summary

In 1910, Franklin Delano Roosevelt wins a New York Senate seat and he and Eleanor select a home in Albany; it is their first home chosen without Sara Roosevelt's interference. Eleanor launches into establishing her own home with as much gusto as Franklin devotes to his new political career. For the first time in her married life, Eleanor experiences confidence in managing her own household and children.

Before long, Eleanor begins to establish herself as a politician's wife by visiting with city and state officials and their wives. Franklin notes Eleanor's value as a public relations expert, an attribute that will bind the couple for the rest of their lives. This political partnership also reinforces the marriage, and Eleanor and Franklin are at the happiest time in their marriage. Eleanor also reaches out into the community to serve the less fortunate and establishes an altruistic platform...

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