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Susan Quinn (1) (1940–)

Författare till Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

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Födelsedag
1940-03-16
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Chillocothe, Ohio, USA
Bostadsorter
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Oberlin College
Yrken
journalist
biographer
musician
Organisationer
PEN Center New England
Kort biografi
Susan Quinn was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and graduated from Oberlin College. She began her writing career as a newspaper reporter on a suburban daily outside of Cleveland. In 1967, she published her first book, On Stage, under her married name of Susan Jacobs. In 1972, after moving to Boston, she wrote for the Cambridge aternative weekly, The Real Paper, then became a contributor and staff writer on Boston Magazine. She has written articles for many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Ms. Magazine and won awards for her investigative reporting.
In 1987, she published her first biography, A Mind of Her Own; The Life of Karen Horney. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation writing residency at Bellagio in Italy for her next book, Marie Curie: A Life. In 2001, she published Human Trials: Scientists, Investors and Patients in the Quest for a Cure. She has lectured throughout the USA and has given talks in France and Poland about her book on Madame Curie. She has served as the chair of PEN New England
and plays the flute in chamber music groups.

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I thought I knew a lot about Eleanor Roosevelt, but I was missing one important part. It's not clear whether Eleanor and Hick's relationship was ever sexual, but it's clear that it was a love affair. Many of Eleanor's best women friends were lesbians, although for the most part, the couples did not include her. These were things not talked about by the press in those days. Franklin's disability was not displayed in images either. Those were different times -- a whole other world from what we have now. Eleanor had a tremendous capacity for work, for caring about people she met, who often became life-long friends, for people in general, and for loving in a variety of ways.… (mer)
 
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dvoratreis | 15 andra recensioner | May 22, 2024 |
Okay, so this took me a month to finish, but that's not because I didn't enjoy the book: it's because my copy is the heaviest hardback I've ever had the misfortune of encountering. Hence I couldn't bring it when I'm out and about, and since I do a lot reading while commuting ... yeah, it took a while.

But when I read it, I did enjoy it - a lot. Marie Curie is fascinating woman, with a fascinating life. Even though I knew basic facts about her before reading this book, I learned a lot of things I had no idea of. Such as her daughter winning a Nobel prize, or her husband dying in an accident (I thought he died of radiation poisoning too).

Since it was set about a hundred years ago, it was also interesting because I don't know much about the every day life during that time period. I definitely didn't know anything about Poland's history, so I learned a lot not just about her, even thought that would have been quite enough. She was very interesting.

I don't really have much to complain about. It told a clear story, from start to finish, and would explain enough of the history and context of events that may not make sense today, such as the scandal. Although, looking at how the world treated Kristen Stewart after her scandal, we haven't progressed as much as one would like.
… (mer)
 
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upontheforemostship | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2023 |
this is an amazing history of a time in the US when creativity was federally subsidized.
 
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J.Flux | 1 annan recension | Aug 13, 2022 |
Skipped through the last third; the recital of the friendship gets a bit stale; though some of the Eleanor and White House anecdotes are still pretty good.
 
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2wonderY | 15 andra recensioner | Dec 30, 2019 |

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Medlemmar
772
Popularitet
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Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
23
ISBN
61
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