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The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt
     

The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt

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by Eleanor Roosevelt
 

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The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt; he gradually ascended throughout the world of New York politics to reach the U.S. presidency in 1932. Throughout his

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The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt; he gradually ascended throughout the world of New York politics to reach the U.S. presidency in 1932. Throughout his three terms, Eleanor Roosevelt was not only intimately involved in FDR's personal and political life, but led women's organizations and youth movements and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and improved housing. During World War II she traveled with her husband to meet leaders of many powerful nations; after his death in 1945 she worked as a UN delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world-traveler, and diplomat. By the end of her life, Eleanor Roosevelt was recognized throughout the world for her fortitude and commitment to the ideals of liberty and human rights. Her autobiography constitutes a self-portrait no biography can match for its candor and liveliness, its wisdom, tolerance, and breadth of view—a self-portrait of one of the greatest American humanitarians of our time.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306804762
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
1st Da Capo Press ed
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
bonnieCA More than 1 year ago
I know this is an abbreviated version of her history, but I really liked it. I got a bit of history I was lacking and the length is just about right. I don't really want to read five volumes of her history. It kind of opened my eyes as to how a strong woman evolved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome,,,a must read,
Vanessa2763 More than 1 year ago
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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I dont luke this stupi sample so take it off it just popped up on my screen
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muffieDG More than 1 year ago
ER is one of my idols. Very interesting to hear about her life in her own words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting narrative of how the world and Eleanor changed so completely from 1900 to the 1940's.
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It is very well written and so very interesting to be able to get a glimpse of life in the early 1900's and also the glimpse of a public figure's life. I highly recommend this book!
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ACoons54 More than 1 year ago
Such an informative book. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of America's shining lights in history, yet how much do we really know about her? Here, in her own words she tells her story. And a fascinating story it is. 
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mybookfriends More than 1 year ago
Will read this summer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its casual
ante More than 1 year ago
I have not yet read the book, but I;m sure I will find it very interessting. I just finished a book about some of the First Ladies in the White House & watched a documentary about the Roosevelts. I was surprisedto learn that Eleanor Roosevelt was so involved in so much. I can't wait to read this book; I feel Mrs. Roosevelt is a very interesting person and First Ladu.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not yet read this book, but have read examples of Eleanor's writings in the distant past, and always enjoyed them. She is objective, yet personal in her writing, and has a good sense of humor. I expect to read this book and enjoy it, and renew my acquaintance with the historical facts of her (and my) era.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U shoukd go to your libary and get this book although ever body may not thank this is a good book i do so go to your school libary and get the book or a nook go for it