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The Resource Undiscovered country : a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Kelly O'Connor McNees

Undiscovered country : a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Kelly O'Connor McNees

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Undiscovered country : a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
Title
Undiscovered country
Title remainder
a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
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Kelly O'Connor McNees
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Undiscovered country
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a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1932, New York City, top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok starts each day with a front page byline--and finishes it swigging bourbon and planning her next big scoop. But an assignment to cover FDR's campaign--and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor--turns Hick's hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work, and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will take her from New York and Washington to Scotts Run, West Virginia, where impoverished coal miners' families wait in fear that the New Deal's promised hope will pass them by. Together, Eleanor and Hick imagine how the new town of Arthurdale could change the fate of hundreds of lives. But doing what is right does not come cheap, and Hick will pay in ways she never could have imagined. Undiscovered Country artfully mixes fact and fiction to portray the intense relationship between this unlikely pair. Inspired by the historical record, including the more than three thousand letters Hick and Eleanor exchanged over a span of thirty years, McNees tells this story through Hick's tough, tender, and unforgettable voice. A remarkable portrait of Depression-era America, this novel tells the poignant story of how a love that was forced to remain hidden nevertheless changed history"--Dust jacket
Summary
A book inspired by true events describes the intense, secret relationship between a newspaper reporter and the new first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932, on the eve of the New Deal and it’s promise to help Americans suffering from the Great Depression
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10639715
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ZJI
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McNees, Kelly O'Connor
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FIC MCN
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Hickok, Lorena A.
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Coal miners
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Female friendship
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Hickok, Lorena A
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • New Deal (1933-1939)
  • Coal miners
  • Female friendship
  • Friendship
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • West Virginia
Target audience
adult
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a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
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Undiscovered country : a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Kelly O'Connor McNees
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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on1027787567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781681776798
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)1027787567
Label
Undiscovered country : a novel inspired by the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Kelly O'Connor McNees
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1027787567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781681776798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027787567

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