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Eleanor and Elinor

Eleanor and Elinor

Eleanor Roosevelt and Elinor Morgenthau, wife of FDR’s Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., were fast friends and that was partly due to the similarity of their natures. They were women of their time and had iron fists inside velvet gloves. While with their famous husbands, they stepped back to let them take center stage, butContinue Reading

Story of Diana – The Making of a Terrorist – part 2 of 5

Story of Diana – The Making of a Terrorist – part 2 of 5

By Lucinda Franks and Thomas Powers (Originally Published September 16, 1970) By the time she had graduated from Bryn Mawr in June of 1963, Diana Oughton had traveled among the poor in the byways of Europe and worked closely with children in one of Philadelphia’s decaying ghettos, but she did not really begin to learnContinue Reading

Story of Diana – The Making of a Terrorist – part 1 of 5

Story of Diana – The Making of a Terrorist – part 1 of 5

By Lucinda Franks and Thomas Powers (Originally Published September 14, 1970) When Diana Oughton, dead at 28, was buried in Dwight, Ill., on Tuesday, March 24, 1970, the family and friends gathered at her grave did not really know who she was. The minister who led the mourners in prayer explained Diana’s death as partContinue Reading