Eleanor: The Years Alone

Eleanor: The Years Alone

by Joseph P. Lash
     
 

The New York Times Bestseller—“Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art.” —Wall Street JournalJoseph P. Lash, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and National Book Award-winning writer of Eleanor and Franklin, turns to the seventeen years Eleanor Roosevelt lived after FDR's death in 1945. Already a major

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The New York Times Bestseller—“Superb…Lash has reached the highest level of the biographer’s art.” —Wall Street JournalJoseph P. Lash, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and National Book Award-winning writer of Eleanor and Franklin, turns to the seventeen years Eleanor Roosevelt lived after FDR's death in 1945. Already a major figure in her own right, Roosevelt gained new stature with her work at the United Nations and her contributions to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She continued her activism on behalf of civil rights, as well as her humanitarian work, which led President Harry Truman to call her the First Lady of the World. Lash has created an extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary person.

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“A remarkable achievement…as rich as [Lash's] understanding of the remarkable human being he celebrates.”
New York Times Book Review
“Moving…Above all, [Lash] has conveyed with critical affection the essence of Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Los Angeles Times
“The story Eleanor thought was over when her husband died…It is her capacity for love which shines through these pages.”
Washington Post
“Splendid and complete.”
Christian Science Monitor
“Inspiring…Hers was a life which tells us that the human spirit is indomitable”
Chicago Tribune
“Reads swiftly and interestingly from first page to last.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Lash has succeeded in digging deeper, in portraying more richly, and in more profoundly stirring the reader's emotions with Eleanor alone.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568520896
Publisher:
Konecky, William S. Associates, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/1996
Pages:
368

Meet the Author

Joseph P. Lash (1909–1987) was secretary and confidant to Eleanor Roosevelt and the author of numerous acclaimed books.

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