Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

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Read Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933 Online Free - Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times.
This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.

Title : Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933
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ISBN : 0140094601
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 640 pages


Mikey B. rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2017

The early years of Eleanor Roosevelt read much like a Charles Dickens novel. She was unloved and uncared for. Her mother shunted her aside as a nuisance that interfered with her posturing in upper class society. She also found her daughter physically unappealing. Her mother died suddenly when Ele...

Laurie rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2011

Excellent book all about Eleanor Roosevelt. Everything you ever wanted to know about her and her family, and of course, all about Franklin's family as well. This book is so detailed, it is Book 1 of 2. I always wondered if they were related how and why they would marry. It is all explained in the...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

September 07, 2014

Eleanor Roosevelt was a very interesting woman, and volume 1 of her biography is fairly well-written and gives loads of details about her life, perhaps too much. The length was very daunting, and I am a quick, determined reader. Some of the information in this book could have been deleted and sti...

Susanne rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2009

I'm glad I'm reading this so soon after finishing a biography of FDR. Both authors act as their subjects' champion. Thus the FDR bio depicts ER as mostly unsupportive and self-absorbed (after the Lucy Mercer incident), while the ER bio expresses outrage at FDR's casual negligence and his dismissa...

Megan rated it ★★★★☆

May 03, 2009

Top Eight Things I Learned about Eleanor Roosevelt: 1)Incredibly traumatic childhood 2)Ran her own school while FDR was governor of New York 3)Had a furniture making factory 4)Big time woman's rights advocate 5)Teddy Roosevelt's niece (he gave her away at her wedding) 6)Was an anti-semite before WW2. 7...

Caroline rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

It's a rare individual for whom I could stand to read a three-volume biography but I think Eleanor Roosevelt deserves one. Her life was so full, so involved and dynamic and controversial than any less would simply not be doing her justice. In many ways Eleanor's life can very easily be divided in...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

April 11, 2017

I have loved reading about the Roosevelt family for years. Perhaps I was drawn to a woman who stepped away from the shadow of men, thought and acted for herself during a time when this was uncommon - especially for a married woman. Despite the fact that chronologies seem linear, stories often are...

Shay rated it ★★★☆☆

March 23, 2015

After seeing the PBS series about the Roosevelts, I wanted to find a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt that would tell me about the human being more than the public figure, and this was the book I was looking for. However, though it is well written, extremely well researched, and informative, I have...

Awallens rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2017

If you had told me this book was so fascinating I wouldn't have believed you. But I read it in a day. What a life, and I have two more volumes to read. It's interesting to read about what happened in the 1920s, and see the parallels to today. Fascinating!

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2007

Such an incredible book. Such depth and truth to this amazing woman who overcame so much. Cook has way of pulling you into Eleanor's life and making you experience everything with her. She gives you enough detail to be involved, but doesn't weight you down in pointless correspondence or stories....

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