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Eleanor Roosevelt's Book of Common Sense Etiquette Kindle Edition
About the Author
Following the death of her husband in 1945, Roosevelt went on to serve as delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. In addition to her political work, Roosevelt is the author of multiple books on her life and experiences, including This Is My Story, On My Own, and The Moral Basis of Democracy. She died on November 7, 1962.
- ASIN : B01N1IX5MB
- Publisher : Open Road Media (December 13, 2016)
- Publication date : December 13, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2136 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 500 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #623,833 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For some reason unknown to me, I have always liked reading etiquette books. I recently discovered Eleanor Roosevelt’s book on etiquette. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was more than just etiquette in the book; she interspersed much of her own philosophy about patriotism, social mores, and contemporary behaviors throughout. However, you must remember that contemporary is the early 1960’s, the time she wrote the book. Much of what she says may not be relevant to the 21st century, but then again, if you substitute modern technology there is much that can be analogous. Certainly, we could use more common courtesy today. I did enjoy her section on telephone usage (think operators, party lines, disconnected calls). For a short time, I was a long distance telephone operator in my youth and it was fun to remember the old telephone system.
I enjoy Ms Roosevelt’s writing style and intend to read more of her books. This book is a pleasant read and well worth the time.
This was a free e-book, otherwise, I don’t think I would have paid any amount of money to read a book on etiquette written in the 1960s. Having said that, because this book was written in the 1960, it was of moderate interest.
Nothing Mrs Roosevelt wrote was earth-shaking and some of the advice could even stand today. Despite her recognition that women did toil in the workplace, there was still the stigma of single young ladies entertaining a man in her apartment alone. Scandalous!
Some parts of the book were more readable than others. Towards the end, I found myself skipping large portions because books like this aren’t really written to be read from cover to cover, but to be consulted for specific information.
I give the book 3 out of 5. If nothing else, it’s a glimpse of a time past and reminded me how much nicer living in this time is.