Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Book - 1992-
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The second volume plunges into the White House years and the Great Depression, the time when Eleanor exerted enormous influence over the course of the country. In the thirties, Eleanor becomes even more surprising and multifaceted. A loyal wife, a devoted mother, a woman who courted romance and adventure, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most compelling, charismatic, and visionary First Lady. She ran a virtual parallel administration that championed civil rights, affordable housing, and a New Deal for women. She took unpopular stands and often countered her husband's policies, particularly a concerning racial justice, women's rights, the plight of refugees, and approaches to Fascism and the Spanish Civil War. The book closes in 1938, as Europe moves toward war.This is an unparalleled presentation of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment. It is a book for all readers of American history and politics, and as the New Deal comes underassault today, a book for readers who care about a decent future for all people.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c1992-
ISBN: 9780670804863
Characteristics: v. <1-2 > : ill. ; 24 cm


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Oct 20, 2017

I love reading about this wonderful advocate in the civil rights issues as well as labor. She was definitely an enabler for her husband and pushing the envelope for the people. Another great read is with Pauli Murray "Firebrand and First Lady".

Schatzi1M Nov 12, 2014

Great book;Great woman. Mrs. Roosevelt made me rethink some of my political positions!

Jan 08, 2014

This is the first of two volumes on Eleanor Roosevelt written by Blanche Wiesen Cook. Both volumes are outstanding, and will give you a comprehensive, and compassionate yet honest, understanding of both this very fascinating woman in recent American history/politics, and the incredible influence she had on her husband, and vice versa.

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