The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2014-10-21
  • ISBN : 9780062355928

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War. A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor would eventually become a powerful force of her own, heading women’s organizations and youth movements, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing. In the years after FDR’s death, this inspiring, controversial, and outspoken leader would become a U.N. Delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, a newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world-traveler, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights. This single volume biography brings her into focus through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the post-war years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Blanche Wiesen Cook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Pub Limited
  • Pages : 686
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 074754980X

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

The first volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook's superb biography of Eleanor Roosevelt was greeted as one of the most significant biographies of the decade.

Eleanor and Franklin

Eleanor and Franklin
  • Author : Joseph P. Lash
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2014-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780393247657

Eleanor and Franklin Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award In his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P. Lash reconstructs from Eleanor Roosevelt's personal papers her early life and four-decade marriage to the four-time president who brought America back from the Great Depression and helped to win World War II. The result is an intimate look at the vibrant private and public worlds of two incomparable people.

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : David A. Adler
  • Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2018-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781430130406

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

"...A worthwhile and significant addition to any elementary collection." - School Library Journal

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3
  • Author : Blanche Wiesen Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2016-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780735221185

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3 Book Review:

One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016 One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016 "Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulously crafted pages transcends both first-lady history and the marriage around which Roosevelt scholarship has traditionally pivoted." -- The Wall Street Journal The final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady. “Monumental and inspirational…Cook skillfully narrates the epic history of the war years… [a] grand biography.” -- The New York Times Book Review Historians, politicians, critics, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as the essential portrait of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR’s death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues—economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue—when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. She also had to negotiate the fractures in the close circle of influential women around her at Val-Kill, but through it she gained confidence in her own vision, even when forced to amend her agenda when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and eventually the threat of communism. These years—the war years—made Eleanor Roosevelt the woman she became: leader, visionary, guiding light. FDR’s death in 1945 changed her world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations. This is a sympathetic but unblinking portrait of a marriage and of a woman whose passion and commitment has inspired generations of Americans to seek a decent future for all people. Modest and self-deprecating, a moral force in a turbulent world, Eleanor Roosevelt was unique.

No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time
  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 768
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781476750576

No Ordinary Time Book Review:

Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

Eleanor

Eleanor
  • Author : David Michaelis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781439192047

Eleanor Book Review:

Presents a breakthrough portrait of America's longest-serving first lady that covers her major contributions throughout critical historical events and her essential role in advancing international human rights.

If You Ask Me

If You Ask Me
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781501179815

If You Ask Me Book Review:

Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years. In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular press conferences, her activism on behalf of women, minorities, and youth, her lecture tours, and her syndicated newspaper column. When Ladies Home Journal offered her an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. “If You Ask Me” quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages. Over the twenty years that Eleanor wrote her advice column, no question was too trivial and no topic was out of bounds. Practical, warm-hearted, and often witty, Eleanor’s answers were so forthright her editors included a disclaimer that her views were not necessarily those of the magazines or the Roosevelt administration. Asked, for example, if she had any Republican friends, she replied, “I hope so.” Queried about whether or when she would retire, she said, “I never plan ahead.” As for the suggestion that federal or state governments build public bomb shelters, she considered the idea “nonsense.” Covering a wide variety of topics—everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture—these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt’s warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.

My Day

My Day
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt,David Emblidge
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2009-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780786731404

My Day Book Review:

"I think Eleanor Roosevelt has so gripped the imagination of this moment because we need her and her vision so completely. . . . She's perfect for us as we enter the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt is a loud and profound voice for people who want to change the world." -- Blanche Wiesen Cook Named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance, compassion, and insight -- everything from her personal perspectives on the New Deal and World War II to the painstaking diplomacy required of her as chair of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights after the war to the joys of gardening at her beloved Hyde Park home. To quote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., "What a remarkable woman she was! These sprightly and touching selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's famous column evoke an extraordinary personality." "My Day reminds us how great a woman she was." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Russell Freedman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0395845203

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

A sympathetic and sensitive portrayal of the remarkable Eleanor Roosevelt captures the life and times of a woman who continues to offer inspiration, guidance, and hope to people of all ages. Reprint. Newbery Honor Book.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The human rights years, 1949-1952

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The human rights years, 1949-1952
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1216
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822038904835

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: The human rights years, 1949-1952 Book Review:

Volume 1 chronicles Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, politician, and journalist in the years 1945-1948. It is filled with original writings and speeches that have been annotated and made easily accessible through a comprehensive index. This is part of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project as the first of a five-volume set covering the years 1945-1962.

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?
  • Author : Gare Thompson,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2004-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781101639955

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? Book Review:

For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism. She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fought for laws to help the less fortunate. She had passion, energy, and a way of speaking that made people listen, and she used these gifts to campaign for her husband and get him elected president-four times! A fascinating historical figure in her own right, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady forever.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Katie Marsico
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Pages : 116
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 1604530405

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

Discusses the life and achievements of Eleanor Roosevelt, discussing her childhood, education, family, and influence.

The Roosevelts and Their Descendants

The Roosevelts and Their Descendants
  • Author : F. Martin Harmon
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2017-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781476628059

The Roosevelts and Their Descendants Book Review:

Few families have influenced America like the Roosevelts—two presidents from different parties, including our longest-serving chief executive, and the “First Lady of the World.” Born into aristocratic society, Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor (née) Roosevelt shared a commitment to progress and the common good over class. Their lives have been the focus of numerous books but their legacy and the extended family they left behind warrant a closer look. This book chronicles “the Roosevelts” and “those other Roosevelts”—a family of individuals always striving to measure up but united by an illustrious past.

This I Remember

This I Remember
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 1949
  • ISBN : LCCN:51015683

This I Remember Book Review:

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : University Press
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 68
  • Relase : 2019-08-08
  • ISBN : 1089184409

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

University Press returns with another short and captivating portrait of one of history's most compelling figures, Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt was an iconic figure. Best known for being First Lady of the United States during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, she conquered shyness and marital betrayal and used her quiet power to knock down barriers of race and gender in the United States and promote human rights around the world. After her husband died, Eleanor went on to become chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission where she formulated, presented, and worked to secure global implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - words that are now written into national constitutions around the globe. This short book tells the intensely human story of a woman who changed the world in a way that no one else could.

Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery

Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery
  • Author : Ann Atkins
  • Publisher : Ann Atkins
  • Pages : 169
  • Relase : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780983478409

Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery Book Review:

Transforming the power in Eleanor's story to your story starts now. Whatever the scale of your rendezvous with destiny, the fact remains it is up to you to live it. Eleanor's story is a do-it-yourself guide that shows us how to accomplish many things. From a childhood plagued with drunks and drama queens, Eleanor must now discard her dependency on Franklin and face off with her grand dame mother-in-law. Refusing to cave in to society's rules, Eleanor's exuberant style, wavering voice, and lack of Hollywood beauty are fodder for the media. First Lady for thirteen years, Eleanor redefines and exploits this role to a position of power. Using her influence, she champions Jews, African Americans, and women. The audacity of this woman to live out her own destiny challenges us to do the same. After all, it's not about Eleanor. Her story is history. Her life shows us how to live.

Franklin and Eleanor

Franklin and Eleanor
  • Author : Hazel Rowley
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780522851793

Franklin and Eleanor Book Review:

In this groundbreaking new account of their marriage, Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention--private and public--that kept Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt together.

This Is My Story

This Is My Story
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781443441759

This Is My Story Book Review:

One of the most recognized and remarkable women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt led a rare and privileged life. In This Is My Story, first published in 1937, Roosevelt reflects on her childhood, early adulthood, and the years of her marriage before moving in to the White House. With startling frankness, Roosevelt reveals and examines the events and people who shaped her life, including her famous uncle, Theodore Roosevelt, and the man who would become her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt went on to publish numerous other works, both biographical and political, including This I Remember and On My Own, memoirs of life as first lady of the United States, and of life following the death of her husband. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : J. William T. Youngs
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Pages : 417
  • Relase : 2005-02
  • ISBN : 032132885X

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

Examines Eleanor Roosevelt's life as a professional woman, a wife and mother, and, finally, a woman who illuminated her times and exemplified the complexities of womanhood in the twentieth century.