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Description - Too Close to the Sun by Curtis Roosevelt

Curtis Roosevelt was three when he and his sister, Eleanor, arrived at the White House soon after their grandfathers inauguration. The countrys First Grandchildren, a pint-sized double act, they were known to the media as Sistie and Buzzie. In this rich memoir, Roosevelt brings us into the goldfish bowl, as his family called it-that glare of public scrutiny to which all presidential households must submit. He recounts his misadventures as a hapless kid in an unforgivably formal setting and describes his role as a tiny planet circling the dual suns of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Blending self-abasement, humor, awe and affection, Too Close to the Sun is an intimate portrait of two of the most influential and inspirational figures in modern American history-and a thoughtful exploration of the emotional impact of growing up in their irresistible aura.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485542
ISBN-10: 1586485547
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 188mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Curtis Roosevelt

Curtis Roosevelt, born in 1930, is the second eldest child of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and the oldest grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. He received an M.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and later worked in advertising and public relations. In 1964, he joined the Secretariat of the United Nations, where for eighteen years he held various positions in the international civil service sector. He lives in France with his wife.

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