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Publish 12 months note: First released in 1995
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For the 1st time in paperback, the hugely acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and strangely revealing mystery diary of the girl who spent extra inner most time with FDR than the other individual in the course of his years within the White condo. instantly a love tale and a massive contribution to heritage, it deals dramatic new insights into FDR - either the guy and the president.

Bestselling writer: Geoffrey C. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, together with The Civil warfare and Baseball.

• extensively acclaimed: a desirable, very own view of the guy and his existence (USA TODAY).
• A outstanding portrait (The Washington Post).
• a brand new reflect on Roosevelt & engrossing (The long island assessment of Books).
• Intimate portrait of a president: FDR depended on Margaret & Daisy & Suckley thoroughly; she used to be allowed to photo him in his wheelchair, was once aware of wartime secrets and techniques, and documented his failing wellbeing and fitness in nice element.
• significant contribution to historical past: Daisy's diary bargains designated insights into FDR''s dating with Winston Churchill and different wartime leaders, his choice to run for an exceptional fourth time period, and his hopes for the postwar international.

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