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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook 067080486X 9780670804863
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

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 a concerning racial justice, womens rights, the plight of refugees, and approaches to Fascism and the Spanish Civil War. The book closes 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 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.

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 624

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1992-04-28

Our Price: $3.89

ISBN: 067080486X

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