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Sweetheart, Gone to See the President: An Unconventional Marriage Lucinda Franks

Sweetheart, Gone to See the President: An Unconventional Marriage

Lucinda Franks

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ISBN : 9781429949279
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416 pages
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An intimate look at one of New York’s most defiant, iconoclastic couples, and the trials and successes of their marriageTo say that Robert Morgenthau and Lucinda Franks are opposites feels like an understatement. She’s a radical, self-styled hippie,MoreAn intimate look at one of New York’s most defiant, iconoclastic couples, and the trials and successes of their marriageTo say that Robert Morgenthau and Lucinda Franks are opposites feels like an understatement. She’s a radical, self-styled hippie, and he is New York’s famous district attorney, a legal luminary of the establishment- she’s a prizewinning New York Times journalist who has chained herself to fences, bloodied draft files, and otherwise broken the law for her beliefs, and he is a secret iconoclast who could have put her in jail.Sweetheart, Gone to See the President is the memoir of their triumph against the odds, their ongoing thirty-five-year marriage, a union between two people so deeply in love but so different—and with so many decades separating them—that their family and friends fought to keep them apart.Franks offers a confidential tour of their marriage, as well as the never-revealed, behind-the-scenes details of Morgenthau’s famous cases. We see a red-faced Ronald Lauder storm into Morgenthau’s office after the DA seizes a priceless Egon Schiele painting from the walls of the Museum of Modern Art- we witness the CIA dismissing Morgenthau’s discovery of the growing terrorist cell in New York that would become al-Qaeda headquarters. This is an unusually close look at the privates lives of two well-known people who have always refused to reveal themselves to the public.