White Houses - Swinging on a Star - Good Night, Sweetheart Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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In the chapter titled “Swinging on a Star” (90), in the 1945 timeline, Eleanor tells Hick that her secretary, Tommie Thompson, will be arriving soon, and that it would be best if she left. Eleanor recalls how she and Hick had just fallen in love when Franklin was elected to his first term, and she was sad when he won because she thought it meant she would not be able to see Hick anymore. Hick recalls covering the end of President Hoover's term at the start of the Great Depression, and how she viewed Franklin as a hero.

In the next chapter, “The Words the Happy Say” (95), Hick recalls a party at the White House in 1941 in which Missy LeHand, Franklin's secretary and lover suffered a stroke. She was taken to her room in the White House to convalesce...

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