No Ordinary Time Setting & Symbolism

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Hyde Park

Franklin grew up at the family's 350 acre country estate in New York, called Hyde Park. As President, he often spent weekends and holidays there visiting his mother. It is now operated by the National Park Service.

Val-Kill

Eleanor and her friends built a cottage for themselves on the estate at Hyde Park called "Val Kill." She often said it was the only home that was truly hers.

The White House

Most of the book is set in the White House, which became a boarding house for the Roosevelt entourage. Besides Eleanor and Franklin, their friends and aides like Hopkins, LeHand, Hickok, and others lived there on and off. Their grown children often visited and their daughter lived there while her husband served in the military.

Warm Springs, Georgia

After Franklin contracted polio, he went for a cure in the warm waters of Warm Springs, Georgia. He...

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