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Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1: 1884-1933 Paperback – Bargain Price, March 1, 1993
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Not once in all my years of school have I ever had a history class that focused on the great women leaders in our nation's history--including Eleanor Roosevelt. It is a travesty that needs to be rectified ... and it can be by reading this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
What a woman! Was she perfect? No. Did she always do the right thing? Nope. Was she always presented in the best possible light? Nada.
Instead, what Blanche Cook did was present a portrait of a very real Eleanor Roosevelt--warts and all.
I never once gave consideration to reading about Eleanor--until I read a NEW YORK TIMES' review of the second volume of the biography. It compelled me to purchase the first; I will now read the second. I would encourage any and all women to do the same simply because what we have been able to accomplish in today's world can be directly connected to Eleanor Roosevelt, her contemporaries, and her mentors.
We owe it to her legacy; we also owe it to the children of today's schools to learn about her in our history classes. These women deserve mention as much--if not more--than the heroes of the Revolutionary War, the great presidents, the fighters of the Civil War, the World Wars, etc., etc.
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Reads like a novel. Such interesting stories and bits of American history!Published 12 days ago by Zubeida Khan
Excellent book....the author paints a detailed portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and her time in history. Absolutely fascinating.I can wait to read Part II.Published 15 days ago by Tracy K. Matern
Well, I wasn't aware that Eleanor was bisexual, so this book painted a much clearer picture of her as human being.Published 5 months ago by C. M. Rohde
Very interesting read. It really describes Eleanor Roosevelt was in FDR's political career. I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to reading Volume II.Published 5 months ago by Jenenne P. Nelson
I have been a fan of Mrs. Roosevelt since I was a young girl, and this book has reinforced my admiration. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charlene
I purchased volume two first at Half Priced Books and loved it so much that I came to Amazon and got volume one. I found both to be superbly written and researched. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Terry Plank