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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 , The Defining Years, 1933-1938
Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 , The Defining Years, 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen Cook 0670844985 9780670844982
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2 , The Defining Years, 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere. Blanche Wiesen Cooks Eleanor Roosevelt presents an unprecedented portrait of the towering female figure of the twentieth century.<P>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 Americas 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 husbands policies, particularly concerning racial justice, womens rights, the plight of refugees, and approaches to Fascism and the Spanish Civil War. The book doses in 1938, as Europe moves toward war.<P>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

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 686

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1999-07-01

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