Eleanor and Hick
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Lorena Hickok (L) and Eleanor Roosevelt
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Lorena Hickok visited Salt Lake City in 1934 as part of the federal relief administration
Salt Lake Telegram, August 27, 1934 (Public Domain)
Tuesday, we’re telling the story of the unconventional relationship that deeply influenced Eleanor Roosevelt. When FDR entered the White House in 1932, Eleanor feared her independent life would take a back seat to the ceremonial role of first lady. But on the campaign trail she had met Lorena Hickok, a feisty reporter who would become her advisor, confidante, and lover. Biographer Susan Quinn joins Doug to explain how Eleanor and “Hick” used their bond to better depression-ravaged America.
Susan Quinn is a former journalist turned biographer. Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady is her third book. [Independent Bookstores | Amazon | Audible]