Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933

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Description

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame these debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times.

This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political leader of our century.

Product Details

Price
$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
March 01, 1993
Pages
587
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.3 X 8.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140094602
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About the Author

Blanche Wiesen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two: 1933-1938 and Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Three, 1938-1962, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution and The Declassified Eisenhower, and is a former vice-president for research at the American Historical Association.

Reviews

"A first rate biography of America's most fascinating and influential political woman." (Jill Ker Conway)

"A fresh interpretation of the relationship between Roosevelt's private and public selves..spirited and absorbing" (David Kennedy, New York Times Book Review)

"Intelligent and absorbing" (New York)