The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

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A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, ...

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Overview

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War.

A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor would eventually become a powerful force of her own, heading women’s organizations and youth movements, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing. In the years after FDR’s death, this inspiring, controversial, and outspoken leader would become a U.N. Delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, a newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world-traveler, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights.

This single volume biography brings her into focus through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the post-war years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos.

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Brava, October 2011
“A lively and honest look at her life, her politics, and so much more.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306804762
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Series: Quality Paperbacks Series
  • Edition description: 1st Da Capo Press ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498
  • Sales rank: 211,586
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT was born in New York City in, 1884. She married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1905, and was the mother of six children. She became First Lady of the United States in 1933, and would go on to serve as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights under President Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under President John F. Kennedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2001

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    This intriguing book has all the facts about Eleanor Roosevelt, but is shorter than the biography by Blanche Weisen Cook. She starts from her childhood and throughtout most of her life. Not only is this book about her and her life but her family's life was well. It is interesting to read as well as informative on a historical prespective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Pretty Good.

    I bought this book because I was writing a research paper on ER's contribution to American History. I haven't finished it yet but I've learned a lot about her and the life she led. It is interiesting, but not riveting so it might take a while to read. It's funny at times,and also reflective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    highly recommended

    I'm not a history buff, nor did I know much of anything about the Roosevelt's before reading this book. I wanted to know more about the great humanitarian I read so many essays on. The book is long but captivating. And I appreciate a book that can last me over a week. Definitly a great autobiography by a great woman!!! Buy it now!

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