E004 – Eleanor and Sara

E004 – Eleanor and Sara

The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law Sara Delano is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Roosevelt saga.  In this episode I hope to clear the fog a bit,  and illuminate the truths of this complex relationship.

This episode was researched and written by me, Micah Cummins, and Stefania Dzhanamova. The show’s script was fact-checked and edited by Stefania Dzhanamova.

Books used for the writing of this episode:

  • Sara and Eleanor: The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-law Eleanor Roosevelt by Jan Pottker
  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward 
  • Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy D. Dwyer

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