Biography Discussion Group

The Biography Discussion Group will discuss The Gatekeeper: Missy Lehand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith (Touchstone, $16.99). Marguerite "Missy" LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt--both personally and professionally--for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor Roosevelt. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived--and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Gatekeeper: Missy Lehand, Fdr, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501114977
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Published: Touchstone Books - June 6th, 2017