Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 3

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735221189
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One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016 One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016 "Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulously crafted pages transcends both first-lady history and the marriage around which Roosevelt scholarship has traditionally pivoted." -- The Wall Street Journal The final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady. “Monumental and inspirational…Cook skillfully narrates the epic history of the war years… [a] grand biography.” -- The New York Times Book Review 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. Modest and self-deprecating, a moral force in a turbulent world, Eleanor Roosevelt was unique.

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 1933

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook
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A study of the complex and political figure of Eleanor Roosevelt begins with her harrowing childhood, describes the difficulties of her marriage, and explains how she persuaded Franklin to make the reforms that would make him famous.

Eleanor Roosevelt 6 Pack

Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743908503
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Eleanor Roosevelt lived during an exciting time. This inspiring biography highlights Eleanor's incredible life as First Lady of the United States and how she worked to help give her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, advice during his presidency. The supportive text, intriguing facts, and touching photos show how she stood up for the weak and was an equal rights advocate. An accommodating glossary, table of contents, and index are provided to give readers an experience that is both enjoyable and engaging. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670023957
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A study of the complex and political figure of Eleanor Roosevelt begins with her harrowing childhood, describes the difficulties of her marriage, and explains how she persuaded Franklin to make the reforms that would make him famous.

Ruby A Black

Author: Maurine H. Beasley
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498519504
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This book explores the relationship of Washington journalist Ruby A. Black with two notable mid-twentieth-century figures: Eleanor Roosevelt and Luis Muñoz Marín. Black’s role in the political atmosphere surrounding the first lady brought much-needed attention to Puerto Rico and enhanced Roosevelt’s position, but had a detrimental effect on Black’s career.

1944

Author: Jay Winik
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783806234749
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If You Ask Me

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 1501179799
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Experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt in this annotated collection of candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years. In 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt embarked on a new career as an advice columnist. She had already transformed the role of first lady with her regular press conferences, her activism on behalf of women, minorities, and youth, her lecture tours, and her syndicated newspaper column. When Ladies Home Journal offered her an advice column, she embraced it as yet another way for her to connect with the public. “If You Ask Me” quickly became a lifeline for Americans of all ages. Over the twenty years that Eleanor wrote her advice column, no question was too trivial and no topic was out of bounds. Practical, warm-hearted, and often witty, Eleanor’s answers were so forthright her editors included a disclaimer that her views were not necessarily those of the magazines or the Roosevelt administration. Asked, for example, if she had any Republican friends, she replied, “I hope so.” Queried about whether or when she would retire, she said, “I never plan ahead.” As for the suggestion that federal or state governments build public bomb shelters, she considered the idea “nonsense.” Covering a wide variety of topics—everything from war, peace, and politics to love, marriage, religion, and popular culture—these columns reveal Eleanor Roosevelt’s warmth, humanity, and timeless relevance.

The Big Push

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520969197
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For over a century and in scores of countries, patriarchal presumptions and practices have been challenged by women and their male allies. “Sexual harassment” has entered common parlance; police departments are equipped with rape kits; more than half of the national legislators in Bolivia and Rwanda are women; and a woman candidate won the plurality of the popular votes in the 2016 United States presidential election. But have we really reached equality and overthrown a patriarchal point of view? The Big Push exposes how patriarchal ideas and relationships continue to be modernized to this day. Through contemporary cases and reports, renowned political scientist Cynthia Enloe exposes the workings of everyday patriarchy—in how Syrian women civil society activists have been excluded from international peace negotiations; how sexual harassment became institutionally accepted within major news organizations; or in how the UN Secretary General’s post has remained a masculine domain. Enloe then lays out strategies and skills for challenging patriarchal attitudes and operations. Encouraging self-reflection, she guides us in the discomforting curiosity of reviewing our own personal complicity in sustaining patriarchy in order to withdraw our own support for it. Timely and globally conscious, The Big Push is a call for feminist self-reflection and strategic action with a belief that exposure complements resistance.

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 1933

Author: Blanche Wiesen Cook
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A study of the complex and political figure of Eleanor Roosevelt begins with her harrowing childhood, describes the difficulties of her marriage, and explains how she persuaded Franklin to make the reforms that would make him famous.

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Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035199
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Liebe, Leidenschaft und ein rätselhafter Todesfall – der große spanische Erzähler und Bestseller-Autor JAVIER MARÍAS in Höchstform Welches Geheimnis verbirgt sich hinter der unglücklichen Ehe von Eduardo und Beatriz? Auch Juan, Freund und engster Vertrauter, kennt die Wahrheit nicht. Als er Beatriz‘ Geliebter wird, überstürzen sich erschütternde Ereignisse. Jahre später erkennt Juan: Wenn wir uns der Vergangenheit nicht stellen, wird alles Leben aus der Lüge kommen. Javier Marías ist ein erbarmungsloser Kenner der menschlichen Herzen, ihrer dunklen Seiten und verborgenen Winkel. Ein überwältigendes Meisterwerk.