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

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

Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume three, The war years and after, 1939-1962
Title
Eleanor Roosevelt
Title number
Volume three, The war years and after, 1939-1962
Title part
The war years and after 1939-1962
Statement of responsibility
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
A concluding volume to the definitive portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt traces her post-World War II years, covering subjects ranging from FDR's death and the founding of the UN through her efforts to promote key initiatives in spite of limited support and her death in 1962
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541812
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume three, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn961118815
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
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961118815
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume three, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn961118815
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
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961118815

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