Author: Robert E. Sherwood
Cover artist: photos
Yours for: $8 (for the two)
- "Oh, Hopkins, how I think of you when you're away ..."
- I bought these because a. I don't have much non-fiction / history / biography in my collection, and b. I had noooooooooo idea how a two-volume biography of a president of the U.S. could be (half-) dedicated to a Man I Had Never Heard Of. Hopkins!? Gerard Manley is the only Hopkins I know. Oh, and Johns.
- Harry Hopkins was an important adviser to FDR — one of the architects of the New Deal (acc. to Wikipedia).
- What the hell has FDR got on his shoulder? His wife's hat?
- Major props to FDR for being the only one of the three world leaders in this photo who doesn't look like a total asshole.
After he became Secretary of State, Marshall told me that he believed that his appointment as Chief of Staff in 1939 had been primarily due to Harry Hopkins.
In return, Marshall had to give Hopkins his first-born child.
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