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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1884-1933
     

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1884-1933

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by Blanche Wiesen Cook
 

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The first volume in the life of America's greatest First Lady, "a woman who changed the lives of millions" (Washington Post).

Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. Three: 1938-1962, will be published in November 2016.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame

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The first volume in the life of America's greatest First Lady, "a woman who changed the lives of millions" (Washington Post).

Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. Three: 1938-1962, will be published in November 2016.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame 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 volume covers ER's family and birth, her childhood, education, and marriage, and ends with FDR's election to the Presidency--the years of ER's youth and coming of age.

Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, Cook's trilogy is an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political leader of our century.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140094602
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
37,533
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1884-1933 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely great read...very inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I'm in the midst of the Volume 2 of this, and can't put it down. The author makes the story flow, and keeps your interest in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One comes away wondering what Franklin would have been like without Eleanor, the very humane force behind her husbands administration. Eleanor was so far ahead of her times. It took true grit, courage to do what she did and accomplished so much for humanity. The author did a find job of unweaving the events that made Eleanor who she became. I am only disappointed that the book ended at 1938. Sure hope Ms. Cook decides to complete the story through World War II, Franklin's demise and the end of Mrs. Roosevelts life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blanche W. Cook's writing is so full of staggering detail that the reader will be drawn into the life of ER easily. Find yourself fascinated by the psychology that shaped a great feminist pioneer...This book improves with every turn of the page. By the conclusion of Volume 1, Cook will have snared you. You have to read Volume 2 immediately after!