The Resource Eleanor Roosevelt : the war years and after, Volume three, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt : the war years and after, Volume three, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : the war years and after, Volume three, 1939-1962
Title
Eleanor Roosevelt
Title remainder
the war years and after
Title number
Volume three, 1939-1962
Statement of responsibility
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Title variation
Eleanor Roosevelt
Title variation remainder
the war years and after
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady. Historians, politicians, critics, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as the essential portrait of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues—economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue—when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. She also had to negotiate the fractures in the close circle of influential women around her at Val-Kill, but through it she gained confidence in her own vision, even when forced to amend her agenda when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and eventually the threat of communism. These years—the war years—made Eleanor Roosevelt the woman she became: leader, visionary, guiding light. FDR's death in 1945 changed her world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations. This is a sympathetic but unblinking portrait of a marriage and of a woman whose passion and commitment has inspired generations of Americans to seek a decent future for all people"--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Dewey number
  • 973.917/092;
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E807.1.R48
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : the war years and after, Volume three, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-653) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky284056580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
i9780670023950
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt : the war years and after, Volume three, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-653) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky284056580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
i9780670023950

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