The first-ever biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a high school education who went on to be dubbed by Life Magazine 'the most important woman in the American government.' Her life ran parallel to the front lines of history yet her influence on 20th century America, from the New Deal to the Cold War and beyond, has never before been told.
An incredible catalog of adventure; we follow the well-dressed Rosenberg as she out-curses labor leaders and outwits big business. The Confidante provides a record of the most important events of the 20th century ... The book’s title can be slightly misleading. Rosenberg was certainly FDR’s confidante, but she was much more ... I found myself engrossed and amazed by the 'sparrow of a woman' and her endless energy.
The incredible life and great achievements of Anna M. Rosenberg are brought to life here ... Her immense influence on American politics, multiple wars, and America’s public affairs, long overlooked, is once again brought to the forefront in this wonderfully told book, perfect for readers of history, biography, politics, and feminism.
An eye-opening biography ... Gorham also delves into Rosenberg’s tangles with anticommunist senator Joseph McCarthy and suggests that 'sexism and ethnic prejudice' have diminished her place in the historical record. This is a fitting tribute to a trailblazer.