9781586487829

Too Close to the Sun : Growing up in the Shadow of My Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor

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  • ISBN13:

    9781586487829

  • ISBN10:

    1586487825

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-13
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

In this richly illustrated coming-of-age-story, FDR's eldest grandson recreates the strange and magical world of the Roosevelt White House. Curtis Roosevelt was three when he and his sister arrived at the White House. The country's "First Grandchildren," they were known to the media, and to the American people, as "Sistie-and-Buzzie." Roosevelt masterfully depicts "the goldfish bowl," as his family called itthat glare of public scrutiny to which all presidential households must submitand recounts his adventures as a child caught up in the heady atmosphere of his family's complex relationships.A unique portrait of two of the most influential figures in modern American history,Too Close to the Sunprovides rich insights into the emotional impact of growing up in Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's irresistible aura.

Author Biography

After a long career in the United Nations Secretariat and in university administration, Curtis Roosevelt is now retired and lives in France with his wife, Marina.

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