The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt's Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back

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6.26 X 9.28 X 1.1 inches | 1.06 pounds
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About the Author
Shannon McKenna Schmidt is an author and journalist who has written for National Geographic Traveler, Shelf Awareness,,, and other websites and publications.
"This action-packed and suspenseful wartime drama vividly captures the selfless grit and tenderness of Eleanor Roosevelt's battle-zone leadership. By revealing as never before the tensions of our gutsiest First Lady's perilous transpacific odyssey, Shannon McKenna Schmidt shows why for the first time in her career Eleanor came home exhausted---thirty pounds lighter---from comforting the wounded and energizing ravaged teenage combat veterans to bring back from bomb-blasted islands, New Zealand, and Australia, the hardest truths of the bloodiest world war." -- David Michaelis, author of ELEANOR
"Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy of activism and mettle continue to inspire. Recommended." -- Booklist
"This work provides numerous details and the context needed to understand the trials and difficulties of Eleanor Roosevelt's historic undertaking. Readers interested in World War II or women's roles in the war effort will likely appreciate this enjoyable read." -- Library Journal
"This sepia-tinged portrait captures the appeal of a pathbreaking first lady." -- Publishers Weekly

"As Schmidt powerfully conveys, it was a trip that changed many lives, especially Roosevelt's." -- BookPage

""I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this remarkable woman, friend of the downtrodden and celebrated, alike... Highly recommended." - Historical Novel Society " -- Historical Novel Society

"Shannon McKenna Schmidt fully and captivatingly depicts the journey in The First Lady of World War II... McKenna Schmidt puts the trip in context and provides a lively account of an often overlooked, inspiring journey." -- Shelf Awareness STARRED Review