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 : Russell Freedman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 198
  • 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.

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 : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781439192047

Eleanor Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller from prizewinning author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation. When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier, social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept her FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men. Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together. This “absolutely spellbinding,” (The Washington Post) “complex and sensitive portrait” (The Guardian) is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.

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

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.

Hissing Cousins

Hissing Cousins
  • Author : Marc Peyser,Timothy Dwyer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2016-03-08
  • ISBN : 9781101971628

Hissing Cousins Book Review:

Examines the relationship between cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, "revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way.

This I Remember

This I Remember
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : UOM:49015000083551

This I Remember Book Review:

Longtime commodities trader Raymond J. Learsy lifts the veil of the Mideast oil cartel, showing how OPEC manipulates the oil markets and destabilizes the world's economy. With refreshing candor and an insider's perspective, Learsy explains how OPEC: twists bogus perceptions of oil scarcity to hike prices and gain political power is compromised by Islamist terrorist connections that fuel anti-American hatred with dollars from our own wallets keeps Third-World nations in abject poverty despite their rich oil deposits and became the de facto master of Iraq's newly liberated oil fields A sharp, sweeping survey of OPEC's methods of economic dominance, this book explains how to bust the Mideast oil cartel and chart our own course toward energy independence.

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.

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.

Tomorrow Is Now

Tomorrow Is Now
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781101603581

Tomorrow Is Now Book Review:

Available again in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most important book—a battle cry for civil rights As relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, one of the greatest First Ladies of American history traces her country's struggle to embrace democracy and presents her declaration against fear, timidity, complacency, and national arrogance. An open, unrestrained look into her mind and heart as well as a clarion call to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the work Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stay alive to finish writing. For this edition, former U.S. President Bill Clinton contributes a new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black provides an authoritative introduction focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Summary of Eleanor Roosevelt's The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Summary of Eleanor Roosevelt's The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2022-07-16T22:59:00Z
  • ISBN : 9798822543782

Summary of Eleanor Roosevelt's The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 My mother, who was a queen in New York City society, was treated like a cherished but somewhat spoiled child. She was not expected to bring children into the world and seven children were born, but she was not expected to raise them. #2 My father, Elliott Roosevelt, was a charming, good-looking man who loved by all who came in contact with him. He had a physical weakness that he never quite understood. He adored my mother and she was devoted to him, but always in a more reserved and less spontaneous way. #3 My father, who was a lawyer, began to drink heavily. He and my mother went to Italy for the winter of 1890 to fight for his health and strength of character. I remember my father acting as a gondolier and taking me out on the Venice canals, singing with the other boatmen. #4 I was seven when we moved to New York. I slept in my mother’s room, and every morning I had to repeat some verses to her. I was always afraid of my great-aunt, Mrs. Ludlow, who seemed much older and cleverer than me.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Katie Marsico
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Pages : 112
  • 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.

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.

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.

The Moral Basis of Democracy

The Moral Basis of Democracy
  • Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2016-07-19
  • ISBN : 9781497663657

The Moral Basis of Democracy Book Review:

A wartime manifesto on the moral obligations of democratic citizens from the most influential first lady in American history. With the threat of the Third Reich looming, Eleanor Roosevelt employs the history of human rights to establish the idea that at the core of democracy is a spiritual responsibility to other citizens. Roosevelt then calls on all Americans, especially the youth, to prioritize the well-being of others and have faith that their fellow citizens will protect them in return. She defines this trust between people as a trait of true democracy. Roosevelt advances an optimistic model for the democracy of the future, and although we’ve taken some steps in the direction of her vision, it’s still a long way from reality. The issues first addressed in this 1940 essay—namely financial inequality and racial discrimination—are sadly still relevant today, as bigotry continues to undermine our national unity. Her first publication as first lady, The Moral Basis of Democracy is an honest and heartfelt call for all Americans to choose love and faith over hatred and fear. Roosevelt takes an inspiring stance in defense of democracy, progress, and morality; the wisdom imparted here is timeless, and a must-read for every American. This edition features a foreword by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, an introduction by Roosevelt historian Allida Black, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Eleanor Roosevelt including images from the author’s estate.

Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words

Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words
  • Author : Nancy Woloch
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2017-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780316552943

Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words Book Review:

This illustrated, first of its kind collection of excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's newspaper columns, radio talks, speeches, and correspondence speaks directly to the challenges we face today. Acclaimed for her roles in politics and diplomacy, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was also a prolific author, journalist, lecturer, broadcaster, educator, and public personality. Using excerpts from her books, columns, articles, press conferences, speeches, radio talks, and correspondence, Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words tracks her contributions from the 1920s, when she entered journalism and public life; through the White House years, when she campaigned for racial justice, the labor movement, and "the forgotten woman;" to the postwar era, when she served at the United Nations and shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Selections touch on Roosevelt's early entries in women's magazines ("Ten Rules for Success in Marriage"), her insights on women in politics ("Women Must Learn to Play the Game As Men Do"), her commentary on World War II ("What We Are Fighting For"), her work for civil rights ("The Four Equalities"), her clash with Soviet delegates at the UN ("These Same Old Stale Charges"), and her advice literature ("If You Ask Me"). Surprises include her unique preparation for leadership, the skill with which she defied critics and grasped authority, her competitive stance as a professional, and the force of her political messages to modern readers. Scorning the "America First" mindset, Eleanor Roosevelt underlined the interdependence of people and of nations. Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words illuminates her achievement as a champion of civil rights, human rights, and democratic ideals.

Franklin and Eleanor

Franklin and Eleanor
  • Author : Hazel Rowley
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Pages : 345
  • 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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Author : Geraldine Kidd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2017-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781351984485

Eleanor Roosevelt Book Review:

Memorialised as a US heroine and an iconoclastic humanitarian who sought to protect society’s marginalised, Eleanor Roosevelt also, at times, disappointed contemporaries and biographers with some of her stances. Examining a period of her life that has not been extensively explored, this book challenges the previously held universality of Eleanor Roosevelt’s humanitarianism. The Palestinian question is used as a case study to explore the practical application of her commitment to social justice, and the author argues that, at times, Roosevelt’s humanitarianism was illogical, limited and flawed by pragmatism. New insights are provided into Eleanor Roosevelt’s human rights activism – its dichotomies, its inspiration, and the effect it had on US relations with the Middle East. This book will appeal to academics working across a range of disciplines including history, diplomatic history, American studies, Middle Eastern studies, US foreign policy, human rights and women’s studies.