Life of Lorena Hickok E R s Friend Life of Lorena Hickok The E R s Friend by Faber Doris

  • Title: Life of Lorena Hickok E. R.'s Friend
  • Author: Doris Faber
  • ISBN: 9780688036317
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Life of Lorena Hickok, The E.R s Friend, by Faber, Doris

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    One thought on “Life of Lorena Hickok E. R.'s Friend”

    1. Faber's biography is detailed and documented, but is weakened by the biographer's obvious homophobic stance: she "discovered" the ER/Hickok correspondence at the FDR Library and was "appalled." She also slights Hickok's substantial career achievements before and after she becomes ER's closest friend, and focuses too heavily (IMO) on her unhappiness. A better treatment of Hickok's life appears in Blanche Cook's biography of Eleanor, but that is incomplete until Vol. 3 appears.

    2. Well, I'll tell you…No. I won't either tell you, because I don't know. Lorena Hickok, accomplished and distinguished journalist with a South Dakota root, was a special friend of Eleanor Roosevelt - Hickok abandoned her profession to be an aide/researcher/attendant for the First Lady. It is recorded that Mrs. Roosevelt wrote (at least) 2,336 letters to Hick. Lorena wrote 1,024 letters to E.R.Much is made of this friendship by some, inevitably - the friendship is a compelling story. Joseph Lash [...]

    3. A very interesting bio on one of Eleanor Roosevelt's closest friends and former newspaper reporter, and what her friendship with the First Lady cost her career. A good read.

    4. Good historical background of a working female in journalism as well as a friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. Question of a romantic relationship between the two women is brought forth in this biography.

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