The Resource The gatekeeper : Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency, Kathryn Smith

The gatekeeper : Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency, Kathryn Smith

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The gatekeeper : Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency
Title
The gatekeeper
Title remainder
Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Smith
Title variation
Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite 'Missy' LeHand, FDR's de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history ... until now"--
  • "Journalist Smith (A Necessary War) grants readers an unusual insider's view of F.D.R.'s political career by profiling his longtime private secretary. Marguerite 'Missy' LeHand, a young woman with a modest background, an agile intellect, a pleasant personality, and remarkable stenographer's skills, began working for F.D.R. in 1920, when he ran for vice president. Smith writes particularly well about F.D.R.'s struggle to bounce back from being struck with polio in 1921, explaining the disease and the origins of the Warm Springs, Ga., health spa that he frequented. LeHand was F.D.R.'s most constant companion during the 1920s, sparking rumors-- convincingly dismissed by Smith-- that they were lovers. The real core of the story is the White House years from 1933 until 1942, when LeHand helped create the vast New Deal bureaucracy. She decided who would see the president and when; today her title would be chief of staff. LeHand worked long hours but took time to enjoy the perks of the job, including a barrage of social invitations and fawning press coverage. Though Smith overstates her claim about LeHand's importance to F.D.R. and his work as president, she delivers a fascinating account of one woman's involvement in an important administration."--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Kathryn
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.L565
LC item number
S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • LeHand, Marguerite
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Presidents
  • Private secretaries
  • United States
Label
The gatekeeper : Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency, Kathryn Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daring flight to Chicago -- When Missy was Marguerite -- Scion of the Hudson Valley Roosevelts -- The Cuff-Links Gang -- Adrift -- Warm Springs -- Don't You Dare -- The Governor's Girl Friday -- Running for President -- Nothing to Fear -- Queen of the White House Staff -- The Ambassador to Russia -- Woman of Influence -- Mixing Work and Play -- Polio Redux -- Hubris and Hell -- Missy Knows -- War -- Bitter Victory -- Disaster -- The Exiled Queen -- Going Home -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501114977
Lccn
2016005357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951465343
  • 1048938
  • (OCoLC)ocn951465343
Label
The gatekeeper : Missy LeHand, FDR, and the untold story of the partnership that defined a presidency, Kathryn Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daring flight to Chicago -- When Missy was Marguerite -- Scion of the Hudson Valley Roosevelts -- The Cuff-Links Gang -- Adrift -- Warm Springs -- Don't You Dare -- The Governor's Girl Friday -- Running for President -- Nothing to Fear -- Queen of the White House Staff -- The Ambassador to Russia -- Woman of Influence -- Mixing Work and Play -- Polio Redux -- Hubris and Hell -- Missy Knows -- War -- Bitter Victory -- Disaster -- The Exiled Queen -- Going Home -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501114977
Lccn
2016005357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951465343
  • 1048938
  • (OCoLC)ocn951465343

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