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Eleanor Roosevelt
Kem Knapp Sawyer
0756614961
February 2006
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Book Description
Perfect for book reports or summer reading, DK's acclaimed Biography series tackles two of history's most inspiring and colorful figures: Princess Diana and Eleanor Roosevelt.


Here Comes Eleanor
Virginia Veeder Westervelt
188810533X
Nov 1998
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-7-In her acknowledgments, the author states that "...there is so much material [on Eleanor Roosevelt that] one is forced to choose certain incidents and to leave out others of perhaps equal importance." Westervelt's choices are sound: her book, written in a clear, matter-of-fact manner, conveys a sense of the personality and achievements of the "First Lady of the World." Readers will get a feeling for Roosevelt's lonely childhood and her intellectual awakening at Allenswood, a boarding school for girls. Her romance with Franklin, her role as a young wife, and her growing social consciousness are also covered. Although the author's respect and admiration for Roosevelt are evident, the major portion of the book, detailing her role as First Lady, reads like a chronology of dates and accomplishments. Her...


No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0684804484
October 1995
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Amazon.com
A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. With an uncanny feel for detail and a novelist's grasp of drama and depth, Doris Kearns Goodwin brilliantly narrates the interrelationship between the inner workings of the Roosevelt White House and the destiny of the United States. Goodwin paints a comprehensive, intimate portrait that fills in a historical gap in the story of our nation under the Roosevelts.

From Publishers Weekly
Goodwin's account of the Roosevelt presidency during WWII highlights America's changing domestic front. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
030680476X
March 1992
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Book Description
To tie in with the paperback publication of volume II of Blanche Wiesen Cook's acclaimed biography of Eleanor Roosevelt "Mrs. Roosevelt's autobiography is above all the portrait of a person. The history it gives is history as she has seen it-not in the round but directly, with her clear and candid eye. Since, however, she has seen so much and from so central a point of vision, her reflections on our world and on our human prospects have more than an autobiographical interest. She is a very wise woman, and it would be correspondingly unwise not to take notice of her hopes-and fears." -Barbara Ward

About the Author
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was intimately involved in the political life of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She also led women's organizations and...


No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0743539656
October 2005
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Book Review
A compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. With an uncanny feel for detail and a novelist's grasp of drama and depth, Doris Kearns Goodwin brilliantly narrates the interrelationship between the inner workings of the Roosevelt White House and the destiny of the United States. Goodwin paints a comprehensive, intimate portrait that fills in a historical gap in the story of our nation under the Roosevelts. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
No previous biography of a president has given so complete a picture of how private lives and political questions intersect uniquely for the residents of the White House. Nor has any history of WWII so fully documented the domestic life of the...


Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt
Gare Thompson
0448435098
January 2004
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Book Description
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.


Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage
Robin Gerber
1591840201
August 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Gerber, a senior fellow at the University of Maryland's Academy of Leadership, idolizes Roosevelt as someone who overcame numerous hardships in her personal life. Using biographical details from different periods of the first lady's colorful history, from childhood to the last few months of her life, Gerber shows how Roosevelt's actions are still relevant and can provide inspiration for women today. Although it feels forced at times, this approach works. For example, in the chapter on finding your "leadership passion," Gerber says, "Your values have taken time to develop. They're based on your family background, religion, relationships and experiences and they are a part of you. But unless your values have been tested they may not be apparent to you." She then goes on to explain how Roosevelt didn't recognize her...


Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life
Youngs J. William T.
0321342321
July 2005
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Book Description
Surely one of the most important women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt's life, both personal and public, was greatly influential. She affected not just Americans, but the world; not just white women, but people of all sexes and races, and extended far beyond her 80 years. Her position as a daughter of a well-known family and as wife of a rising politician prepared her for the role of First Lady after her husband's election to the presidency in 1932. From that vantage point, she gained insight into twentieth-century social problems and steadily expanded the scope of her interests. But Eleanor Roosevelt's significance did not hinge entirely upon Franklin Delano Roosevelt's position. For years after his death, she continued to explore the meaning of her Americanism and her role as a woman sensitive to the...


Empty without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok
Rodger Streitmatter (Editor)
0306809982
September 2000
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Book Review
In June 1932, pioneering newswoman Lorena Hickok was assigned to FDR's presidential campaign by the Associated Press. To her surprise, she found Eleanor Roosevelt taking special notice of her. As their friendship grew, Hickok's devotion to the future first lady so overcame her scruples that she sent drafts of her articles to the head of Roosevelt's campaign for approval. After the election, the women began the passionate correspondence--cheerful and diary-like on Eleanor's side, and stormy on Lorena's--presented here. As suggestive as these letters seemed when they came to light in 1978, they don't demonstrate conclusively whether the women had a sexual affair, only that they became, for three or four years, each other's "dearest." They kissed and caressed each other and dreamt of a life together away from Washington. What...


Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
Russell Freedman
0395845203
April 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
A natural follow-up to Freedman's biography of FDR, this impeccably researched, highly readable study of one of this country's greatest First Ladies is nonfiction at its best. As a role model for girls and an inspiration to both genders, Eleanor Roosevelt remains unsurpassed. Freedman relates how she transcended both an unhappy childhood (her parents separated when she was six; her mother died when Eleanor was eight, and her father, an alcoholic, died two years later) and a timid nature to become one of the most outspoken, vigorous, highly regarded women in history. The vast range of her interests and activities--journalism, politics and social activism--becomes even more remarkable as the author deftly considers Eleanor Roosevelt's times and her social milieu. Approximately 140 well-chosen black-and-white photos...


Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933, Vol. 1
Blanche Wiesen Cook
0140094601
March 1993
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From Publishers Weekly
This highly readable, well-researched work of feminist scholarship erases the image of the young Eleanor Roosevelt as a long-suffering, repressed wife and presents her as a strong, ever-evolving individual. Photos. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Continuing a major biography.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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