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Product Details

  • Series: Penguin Classics
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143106996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143106999
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and is widely considered one of America’s greatest First Ladies.

Allida Black is the preeminent Eleanor Roosevelt historian and the author of Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism and Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Bill Clinton is the forty-second President of the United States. He lives in Westchester, New York.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By heather on December 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The ideas which she explores are as relevant today as they were when this book was first published in 1963. While some facts have changed (for example, the Soviet Union no longer existing), the pressures on young people have changed little. She was a strong believer in people taking responsibility for themselves and their world, but realised that certainly at the time of writing the general education of young people was not giving them enough of an opportunity to think for themselves. It would be a safer, kinder world if more people were to take on the ideas presented by Eleanor Roosevelt in this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Mrs. Roosevelt is no doubt one of the greatest women of American history. Her book, TOMORROW IS NOW, is a collection of Mrs. Roosevelt's ideas about our country which are still very prevelent in today's society. I suggest that you read this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie H. Weinstein on February 20, 2013
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Eleanor Roosevelt was an essential leader in the furtherance of international human rights, the dignity of the individual, and the creation of institutional structures and vision for a more just, humane and functioning world. At the end of her life, having experienced so many things from her unique perspective, and despite having written other ground breaking books on these subjects, she felt the profound need to convey these final messages, a lasting gift to us. With nuance, vision and optimism, her book, Tomorrow is Now, provides unique wisdom for anyone interested in understanding and creating a better world. With a moving Forward by former President Bill Clinton, and Introduction, by major Roosevelt historian, professor and civil society expert, Allida Black, this is an essential read. It should be on the required reading list for college and high school students everywhere.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 31, 2012
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This was such an interesting book, and one that has stood the test of time. I have always been impressed with Eleanor Roosevelt, for her humanitarian efforts and strong willed determination in everything that she did in her life, and all of this truly was shown in the writing of this book. I was amazed to see how relevant the concepts here are today, so many years after the book was originally published. I love the empowering tone of the book and how it uplifts the young and encourages them to reach for more! I truly believe that all should read this book as it will make you think differently about how we see our youth and what they can and should be able to accomplish in today's society!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen on February 23, 2013
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Very timely re-printing of this essay -- share with friends as a special gift. You will be surprised at how history repeats itself, and Eleanor Roosevelt gives us a perspective to work from - in this society. Thank goodness.
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An amazing and fascinating book. Written while she was dying, (she died shortly after it was published) Eleanor Roosevelt discusses how the United States can improve the conditions of its citizens and its standing in the world. While written back in 1962, the points she makes are as relevant more than 50 years later. In fact, substitute her concerns about the atomic bomb and nuclear proliferation then, with international terrorism today and the book would sound like it was written this year, that's how relevant is is, even now.
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