Lesley Stahl's Bookshelf
By Doris Kearns Goodwin
No one tells a better story than Doris Kearns Goodwin. No one. In this book, she tells the story of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt's marriage. We end up with a brilliant history of World War II and Washington, D.C. Rising above the great events are the monumentally complex personalities of the couple—earnest Eleanor, with her hurts and passion for social causes, and the bon vivant Franklin, with his abiding sociability. You come away with a sense of how their marriage worked and survived, and of how, together, they changed the world—what a wonderful way to write history.