U.S. At War: I Shall Tell My Husband

Riding back to London on the train from Dover, Eleanor Roosevelt knitted busily on a blue and white baby blanket, explaining to reporters that it should have been finished long ago. An English girl reporter, exhausted from the day's trip, finally asked the First Lady if she ever relaxed, slept late, or forgot her obligations. "Not since I can remember," said Eleanor Roosevelt. "Why?"

Almost indiscriminately, with complete good will and inexhaustible curiosity, Eleanor Roosevelt looked at every facet of English life. No one was any longer the least bit surprised where she turned...

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