The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

A committed supporter of women’s suffrage, architect of the welfare state, leader of the UN Commission on Human Rights and author of the Declaration of Human Rights, as well as being a prolific writer, diplomat, visionary, pacifist and ...

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781786994486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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Eleanor Roosevelt stands as one of the world’s greatest humanitarians, having dedicated her remarkable life to the liberty and equality of all people. In this sincere and frank self-portrait she recounts her childhood – marked by the death of her mother and separation from the rest of her family at age seven – her marriage to Franklin D. Roosevelt; and the challenges of motherhood, including the tragic death of her second son, all of which occurred before her twenty-fifth birthday. It wasn’t till her thirties that Eleanor Roosevelt began the life for which she is known. A committed supporter of women’s suffrage, architect of the welfare state, leader of the UN Commission on Human Rights and author of the Declaration of Human Rights, as well as being a prolific writer, diplomat, visionary, pacifist and committed social activist, hers is the story of the twentieth century. At once a heart-wrenching personal narrative and a unique historical document, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt is the ultimate example of the personal as political.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Day

My Day

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 ...

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786731404

Category: History

Page: 368

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"I think Eleanor Roosevelt has so gripped the imagination of this moment because we need her and her vision so completely. . . . She's perfect for us as we enter the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt is a loud and profound voice for people who want to change the world." -- Blanche Wiesen Cook 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." "My Day reminds us how great a woman she was." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Categories: History

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt

For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.

Author: Gare Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101639955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism. She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fought for laws to help the less fortunate. She had passion, energy, and a way of speaking that made people listen, and she used these gifts to campaign for her husband and get him elected president-four times! A fascinating historical figure in her own right, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady forever.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A World Made New

A World Made New

A landmark work of narrative history based in part on diaries and letters to which Mary Ann Glendon, an award-winning professor of law at Harvard University, was given exclusive access, A World Made New is the first book devoted to this ...

Author: Mary Ann Glendon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780375506925

Category: History

Page: 368

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FINALIST FOR THE ROBERT F. KENNEDY BOOK AWARD • “An important, potentially galvanizing book, and in this frightful, ferocious time, marked by war and agony, it is urgent reading.”—Blanche Wiesen Cook, Los Angeles Times Unafraid to speak her mind and famously tenacious in her convictions, Eleanor Roosevelt was still mourning the death of FDR when she was asked by President Truman to lead a controversial commission, under the auspices of the newly formed United Nations, to forge the world’s first international bill of rights. A World Made New is the dramatic and inspiring story of the remarkable group of men and women from around the world who participated in this historic achievement and gave us the founding document of the modern human rights movement. Spurred on by the horrors of the Second World War and working against the clock in the brief window of hope between the armistice and the Cold War, they grappled together to articulate a new vision of the rights that every man and woman in every country around the world should share, regardless of their culture or religion. A landmark work of narrative history based in part on diaries and letters to which Mary Ann Glendon, an award-winning professor of law at Harvard University, was given exclusive access, A World Made New is the first book devoted to this crucial turning point in Eleanor Roosevelt’s life, and in world history.
Categories: History

Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way

Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way

In Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, author and scholar Robin Gerber examines the values, tactics, and beliefs that enabled Eleanor Roosevelt to bring about tremendous change-in herself and in the world.

Author: Robin Gerber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101551172

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 938

Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable ability to confront and overcome hurdles-be they political, personal, or social-made her one of the greatest leaders of the last century, if not all time. In Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, author and scholar Robin Gerber examines the values, tactics, and beliefs that enabled Eleanor Roosevelt to bring about tremendous change-in herself and in the world. Examining the former first lady's rise from a difficult childhood to her enormously productive and politically involved years in the White House, as a U.N. delegate and an honorary ambassador, an author, and beyond, Gerber offers women an inspiring road map to heroic living and an unparalleled model for personal achievement.
Categories: Political Science

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia

Illuminates Eleanor Roosevelt's multifaceted life, career, and relationships.

Author: Maurine Hoffman Beasley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 628

View: 144

Illuminates Eleanor Roosevelt's multifaceted life, career, and relationships.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt s Valkill

Eleanor Roosevelt s Valkill

In addition, the book traces the development of the site and reveals the depression-era business that was located there, a furniture factory and metal forge known as Valkill Industries.

Author: Richard R. Cain

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738510971

Category: History

Page: 128

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Governor's wife, president's wife, United Nations delegate, teacher, political activist, author, newspaper columnist, business owner, traveler, and mother-Eleanor Roosevelt was truly "First Lady of the World." With her very busy life, she sought peace, solitude, and renewal. She found all three at Valkill, her small stone cottage on the Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, east of the Hudson River. A National Historic Site, Valkill is operated by the National Park Service and is the only site in the country dedicated to the preservation of the memory of a presidential first lady. With detailed description and some two hundred stunning images-many published here for the first time-Eleanor Roosevelt's Valkill depicts the events and times of the first lady at Valkill, the place where she felt most at home. In addition, the book traces the development of the site and reveals the depression-era business that was located there, a furniture factory and metal forge known as Valkill Industries.
Categories: History

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Her life would be filled with hardships, determination, advocacy, and triumphs. This is the story of one of the most influential First Ladies of the White House, a truly remarkable woman.

Author: Fiona Young-Brown

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502632944

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Eleanor Roosevelt, the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, was born into an already-historical family. Her life would be filled with hardships, determination, advocacy, and triumphs. This is the story of one of the most influential First Ladies of the White House, a truly remarkable woman.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mrs Roosevelt s Confidante

Mrs  Roosevelt s Confidante

. . . There’s a tremendous amount of world and U.S. history in this delightful volume.”—Historical Novels Review “Addictive . . . [MacNeal] paints convincing portraitures of the Roosevelts and other real-life historical figures. . .

Author: Susan Elia MacNeal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780804178716

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 375

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this riveting mystery from Susan Elia MacNeal, England’s most daring spy, Maggie Hope, travels across the pond to America, where a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause. December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World War II. When one of the First Lady’s aides is mysteriously murdered, Maggie is quickly drawn into Mrs. Roosevelt’s inner circle—as ER herself is implicated in the crime. Maggie knows she must keep the investigation quiet, so she employs her unparalleled skills at code breaking and espionage to figure out who would target Mrs. Roosevelt, and why. What Maggie uncovers is a shocking conspiracy that could jeopardize American support for the war and leave the fate of the world hanging dangerously in the balance. Praise for Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante “MacNeal paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rife—a world not that much different from today.”—Kirkus Reviews “MacNeal’s fifth Maggie Hope mystery is another solidly researched entry with the indomitable Maggie in top form.”—Booklist “Another winner filled both with fact and marvelous fiction . . . Maggie is a wonderful character with the strength and determination, as well as intelligence, to make her a resourceful spy.”—RT Book Reviews “MacNeal’s images and characters are true to the time, and the resonance of several of the subplots with current events deepen the impact of the tale; MacNeal is to be commended for her skillful weaving of racial and gender issues into an already complex political picture. . . . There’s a tremendous amount of world and U.S. history in this delightful volume.”—Historical Novels Review “Addictive . . . [MacNeal] paints convincing portraitures of the Roosevelts and other real-life historical figures. . . . The author continues to tackle heady issues while giving us a beloved heroine to root for. Wrought with peril and tension and extraordinarily rich in detail and research, Hope’s latest adventure will not disappoint fans of the series.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star Praise for the bestselling Maggie Hope mysteries “You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] stellar series.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.”—Booklist
Categories: Fiction

Christmas

Christmas

This little story, I hope, will appeal enough to children so they will read it and as they grow older, they may understand that the love, and peace and gentleness typified by the Christ Child, leads us to a way of life for which we must all ...

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789125917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 15

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THE TIMES are so serious that even children should be made to understand that there are vital differences in people’s beliefs which lead to differences in behavior. This little story, I hope, will appeal enough to children so they will read it and as they grow older, they may understand that the love, and peace and gentleness typified by the Christ Child, leads us to a way of life for which we must all strive.—ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 2

Eleanor Roosevelt  Volume 2

The central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady.

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101567456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 199

The central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady. "Engrossing" (Boston Globe). The captivating second volume of this Eleanor Roosevelt biography covers tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II, the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements. In her remarkably engaging narrative, Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt—an adventurous, romantic woman, a devoted wife and mother, and a visionary policymaker and social activist who often took unpopular stands, counter to her husband's policies, especially on issues such as racial justice and women's rights. A biography of scholarship and daring, it is a book for all readers of American history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

The childhood of the woman who became wife of a president and a great humanitarian.

Author: Ann Weil

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689713484

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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The childhood of the woman who became wife of a president and a great humanitarian.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

A sympathetic and sensitive portrayal of the remarkable Eleanor Roosevelt captures the life and times of a woman who continues to offer inspiration, guidance, and hope to people of all ages. Reprint. Newbery Honor Book.

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395845203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 198

View: 414

A sympathetic and sensitive portrayal of the remarkable Eleanor Roosevelt captures the life and times of a woman who continues to offer inspiration, guidance, and hope to people of all ages. Reprint. Newbery Honor Book.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

May - July Eleanor Roosevelt makes another world tour . July — The Korean War
ends . The Supreme Court rules that segregation is illegal , a decision that helps
launch the modern civil rights movement . Eleanor Roosevelt becomes deeply ...

Author: David Winner

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 0836802187

Category: History

Page: 68

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Examines the life and accomplishments of the First Lady who devoted herself to helping others and working for peace.
Categories: History

Eleanor Roosevelt In Her Words

Eleanor Roosevelt  In Her Words

Scorning the "America First" mindset, Eleanor Roosevelt underlined the interdependence of people and of nations. Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words illuminates her achievement as a champion of civil rights, human rights, and democratic ideals.

Author: Nancy Woloch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316552943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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This illustrated, first of its kind collection of excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's newspaper columns, radio talks, speeches, and correspondence speaks directly to the challenges we face today. Acclaimed for her roles in politics and diplomacy, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was also a prolific author, journalist, lecturer, broadcaster, educator, and public personality. Using excerpts from her books, columns, articles, press conferences, speeches, radio talks, and correspondence, Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words tracks her contributions from the 1920s, when she entered journalism and public life; through the White House years, when she campaigned for racial justice, the labor movement, and "the forgotten woman;" to the postwar era, when she served at the United Nations and shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Selections touch on Roosevelt's early entries in women's magazines ("Ten Rules for Success in Marriage"), her insights on women in politics ("Women Must Learn to Play the Game As Men Do"), her commentary on World War II ("What We Are Fighting For"), her work for civil rights ("The Four Equalities"), her clash with Soviet delegates at the UN ("These Same Old Stale Charges"), and her advice literature ("If You Ask Me"). Surprises include her unique preparation for leadership, the skill with which she defied critics and grasped authority, her competitive stance as a professional, and the force of her political messages to modern readers. Scorning the "America First" mindset, Eleanor Roosevelt underlined the interdependence of people and of nations. Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words illuminates her achievement as a champion of civil rights, human rights, and democratic ideals.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt's character was shaped by the history and culture of the Hudson Valley. More than that, Eleanor Roosevelt loved the Hudson Valley.

Author: Joyce C. Ghee

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738538329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Eleanor Roosevelt's character was shaped by the history and culture of the Hudson Valley. More than that, Eleanor Roosevelt loved the Hudson Valley. A woman who knew and cared for the whole world chose this place, Val-Kill, as her home in a cottage by a stream. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Hudson Valley Remembrance reflects her unaffected simplicity and caring interest in her neighbors' concerns. Remembered by friends, colleagues, neighbors, and young people, these qualities inspired a community-based group to lead efforts to save her home in 1977 as the country's first national historic site dedicated to a First Lady. The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill continues her work on issues that affect life today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

About the Author Jane Goodsell, the author of Eleanor Roosevelt, was born in
Portland, Oregon, and has lived most of her life there. She has written books and
magazine articles for both children and adults. She is married, and the mother of
 ...

Author: Jane Goodsell

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:49015000925637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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An easy-to-read biography of the wife of the thirty-second President who devoted herself to helping underprivileged people all over the world.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson was reelected President in 1916 using the slogan "He kept us
out of war." His pacifist Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, gave out
miniature plowshares made from old guns — a gesture Eleanor Roosevelt
admired.

Author: John William Theodore Youngs

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UVA:X004900480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, now in its third edition immerses students in both the personal and public side of one of the most dynamic figures of the twentieth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life tells the story of a woman who fought for the rights of the downtrodden in America and later led an effort to bring the great resources of the United States to all the citizens of the world, leaving a legacy that has lasted for decades.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

My students in two seminars on Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt at Eastern
Washington University were unfailingly interested in the Roosevelts and in their
professor ' s work . The members of Eastern Washington ' s “ Chautauqua ” kept
me on ...

Author: J. William T. Youngs

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896216098

Category: History

Page: 394

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Examines Eleanor Roosevelt's life as a professional woman, a wife and mother, and, finally, a woman who illuminated her times and exemplified the complexities of womanhood in the twentieth century
Categories: History

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Her Life in Pictures ELEANOR ROOSEVELT By Richard
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Author: Richard Harrity

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00925778M

Category: Presidents' spouses

Page: 212

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Each section of photographs - The early years, The young wife, The public figure, The first lady, The war years, The world citizen - is preceded by a brief word sketch.
Categories: Presidents' spouses