An Interactive Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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Includes video clips of important events in Eleanor's life, including visiting troops during World War II and speaking before the U.N. General Assembly,
Includes pictures of Eleanor and important people, places, and events in her life.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so ...

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An Interactive Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (Enhanced Edition)

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Overview

Includes video clips of important events in Eleanor's life, including visiting troops during World War II and speaking before the U.N. General Assembly,
Includes pictures of Eleanor and important people, places, and events in her life.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

Everyone has read about history’s most important people and events in dense textbooks and classrooms, but words can only say so much. In Charles River Editors’ Interactive Biography series, history comes to life in video and audio, allowing people to not only read history but truly experience it, through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.

If Dolley Madison was instrumental in molding the role of First Lady in the 19th century, credit can be given to Eleanor Roosevelt for revolutionizing the political nature of the role in the 20th and 21st centuries and making it possible for presidents like Bill Clinton to enlist their wives to handle political duties. At the same time, history might remember Eleanor more for what she did outside of the White House, as she became a critically acclaimed and world famous international author and advocate of civil rights, women’s rights. By the time she had finished working for the United Nations, working on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, President Truman rightly called her “The First Lady of the World.”

Eleanor is one of her country’s most famous and admired First Ladies, an ironic fact considering she was worried being the wife of a successful politician would force her to take on what she considered to be irrelevant ceremonial roles. But Franklin’s offices and illnesses made it possible for her to run in the social and political circles that interested her, and she began wielding substantial influence both for herself and on behalf of her husband. Much like Hillary and Bill Clinton, the Roosevelts’ marriage evolved into one of friendship and political convenience as Eleanor became a political power player herself. By the end of the 1940s, Eleanor’s name was being bandied about for positions like governorships, the U.S. Senate, and even the Vice Presidency, which was still completely unprecedented for a woman in those times.

An Interactive Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt chronicles the amazing life and career of one of the nation’s most important First Ladies, but it also humanizes her to paint the fuller picture. Along with video clips of Eleanor and pictures of important people, places, and events in her life, you will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt like you never have before, in no time at all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625396716
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 1/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 758,470
  • File size: 107 MB
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