First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s evolving relationship with African Americans challenged her beliefs about herself and the world she had been raised in.
She functioned as Franklin Roosvelt's de facto chief-of-staff, yet Missy LeHand's role has been misrepresented and overlooked by historians.
Why the UN was in trouble from the start
A novelist who has just spent several years with them tells a moving story of love: public and private, given and withheld
At a time when it can offer answers to urgent questions, we have forgotten America’s long history of “nation building.”
It has been with us since Plymouth Colony. But that’s not why it’s an American institution.
I was a writer on the staff of the Hunter College newspaper when Eleanor Roosevelt, completely alone, would stop by looking for someone to talk to.
FDR and Eleanor could do just about anything—beat a Depression, win a world war—except please each other
First Ladies have been under fire ever since Albert Gallatin called Abigail Adams “Mrs. President”
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s honeymoon was a lavish grand tour through a sunny, hospitable Europe. It was also filled with signs of the mutual bafflement that would one day embitter their marriage.
A biographer who knows it well tours Franklin Roosevelt’s home on the Hudson and finds it was not so much the President’s castle as it was his formidable mother’s.
Here is how political cartoonists have sized up the candidates over a tumultuous half-century.
The ground rules have changed drastically since 1789. Abigail Adams, stifled in her time, would have loved being First Lady today.
An Intimate Memoir
Eleanor Roosevelt thought the "young man from Massachusetts" was a fine senator, but too inexperienced to be President.
“She is such a funny child, so old-fashioned, that we always call her ‘Granny’ “her mother said. Cousin Franklin felt otherwise
It was the first time in history that British sovereigns had come to see what they lost in 1776. George and Franklin, Elizabeth and Eleanor, hit it off like old friends; even Texas congressmen melted under the royal charm. Brewing was a crucial World War II alliance
To what extent did greatness inhere in the man, and to what degree was it a product of the situation?