My Day: The Best Of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns, 1936-1962

My Day: The Best Of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns, 1936-1962

by Eleanor Roosevelt, David Emblidge
     
 

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Recently named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance,

Overview

Recently named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance, compassion, and insight—everything from her personal perspectives on the New Deal and World War II to the painstaking diplomacy required of her as chair of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights after the war to the joys of gardening at her beloved Hyde Park home. To quote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., "What a remarkable woman she was! These sprightly and touching selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's famous column evoke an extraordinary personality."

Editorial Reviews

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
My Day reminds us how great a woman she was.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786731404
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), who was intimately involved in the political life of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, led women's organizations and youth movements and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and improved housing. Under her leadership, the United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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