National Affairs: Watch Mrs. Roosevelt

In eight years the U. S. has had plenty of time to put together a lifelike picture of Eleanor Roosevelt. Some of the pieces were missing—part of the time Mrs. Roosevelt herself was missing—but the outlines were clear: an incredibly busy, indefatigable housekeeper who was forever scrubbing out dark corners of her domain, worrying over the welfare of the poor people across the tracks, clucking disapproval of dust in Oklahoma and mud tracked into the living room by soil erosion. Some citizens were annoyed, some were puzzled.

World War II quaked her world, as...

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