by David Michaelis
Simon & Schuster
Published: October 2020
Published just two months ago, “Eleanor” is the most recent of David Michaelis‘s half-dozen books. Among his best-known previous titles are “N.C. Wyeth: A Biography” which won the Ambassador Book Award for Biography in 1999 and “Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography” which was the first comprehensive and independent exploration of the life of Charles M. Schulz (and generated a modest amount of controversy).
The book’s publisher notes that “Eleanor” is the first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography of Eleanor Roosevelt in “decades.” But most readers interested in an excellent and exhaustive exploration of Eleanor’s life will probably…
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