No Ordinary Time - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 9 Summary

This chapter has a lot of information about the friendship of Lorene Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. "Hick" was a two-hundred pound newspaper woman who smoked cigars and had affairs with women. She was extremely talented and had built up a notable career for herself by the time she met Eleanor in 1932. At this time in Eleanor's life, she was trying to adjust to public life. Hick gave her practical advice, as well as self-confidence. Their friendship was a crucial factor in Eleanor's success.

Hick moved into the White House in 1941. However, by that time, Eleanor was increasingly ignoring her. Their letters had been passionate and loving for years, but Eleanor had become less dependent upon her friend and this made Hick very miserable.

The year 1941 was a banner year for strikes. Eleanor called for sacrifice on the part of labor and of all...

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