Titolo: The True Story of Fala
Casa editrice: Black Dome Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2015
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: Fala was the Scotty dog who was the friend and companion of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Fala was sometimes serious, Sometimes happy, Sometimes pleading And always charming. You will want to read about him in this book.
So went the jacket copy in 1942 for the first edition of The True Story of Fala, written by Margaret (Daisy) Suckley for her close friend and distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt and celebrating the loveable Scotty dog she gave the president the dog that became FDR s constant companion at the White House, at press conferences, during meetings with ambassadors and heads of state, at home in Hyde Park, New York, on the yacht Potomac, and even aboard the HMS Prince of Wales when FDR had his first historic, and highly secret, meeting at sea with Winston Churchill during World War Two. Fala was the most famous dog of his time and maybe the most famous dog in all of American history.
This classic children s book about a dog and his president has been reissued by Wilderstein Preservation and Black Dome Press with a new foreword by J. Winthrop Aldrich, founding board president of Wilderstein Preservation, and with new photographs and background information on author Daisy Suckley but with all the old photographs and drawings and the style and design of the original children s classic that has entertained generations.
L'autore: Margaret L. (Daisy) Suckley lived most of her life at Wilderstein, the beloved Suckley family home located in Rhinebeck, New York, just a few miles north of Springwood, Franklin Delano Roosevelts home in Hyde Park, New York. Today, Wilderstein is a historic house museum with 40-acres of grounds and trails open to the public. The estate, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux-designed landscape, is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley s most important example of Victorian architecture.
Margaret Suckley was a distant cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt. She was responsible for the publication of The True Story of Fala, and the person who had trained and presented Fala to FDR. Miss Suckley was a frequent guest at the White House, helped to establish his presidential library in Hyde Park, and was at his side in Warm Springs, Georgia, when he died. The letters they exchanged, which were discovered at Wilderstein, are one of the best surviving records for understanding the private side of Roosevelt s life during this period.
Fala knew Wilderstein well. He was trained at Wilderstein and stayed there regularly with Miss Suckley when FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt were unable to take him on their travels. Miss Suckley often remarked that among her most cherished duties while spending time with FDR was taking Fala for his walks.
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