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

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  • ISBN: 9780143109624
  • ISBN: 0143109626
  • Physical Description: xv, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-653) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : "Lady great heart" -- "We all go ahead together, or we all go down together" -- "You cannot just sit and talk about it, you have to do something" -- Tea and hot dogs : the royal visit -- "We must think of the greatest good for the greatest number" -- "If they perish, we perish sooner or later" -- "We have to fight with our minds" -- Red scare, refugees, and racism -- The politician and the agitator : new beginnings -- Radical youth and refugees : winter-spring 1940 -- "When you go to war, you cease to solve the problems of peace" : March-June 1940 -- "If democracy is to survive, it must be because it meets the needs of the people" -- "The world rightly belongs to those who really care" : the convention of 1940 -- War and The moral basis of democracy -- "Defense is not a matter of what you get, but of what you give" -- "Heroism is always a thrilling thing" : the politics of race -- "Isolationism is impossible" : the politics of rescue -- "To know me is a terrible thing" : friendship, loyalties, and alliances -- "Golden footprints" : a permanent bond in war and peace -- "The whiter heron of the one flight" : travels in the Pacific and beyond -- Epilogue : ER's legacy : human rights.
Summary, etc.:
Blanche Wiesen Cook's biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt have been hailed as the essential portraits of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. This third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding on the UN, the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Eleanor Roosevelt's passing 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. Yet these years - the war years - made Eleanor Roosevelt the person she became : a leader, a visionary, and a woman who has inspired generations of Americans to see ka decent future for all people.
Subject: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1933-1945.
United States > Social policy > 20th century.

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