Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life (Library of American Biography Series)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This biography offers a clear, concise and moving portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her wisdom, kindness, trials and tribulations serve as wonderful examples of the power of human dignity, and of the ability of extraordinary people to captivateAmerica. The titles in theLibrary of American Biography Seriesmake ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. At the same time, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Table of Contents

Editor's Prefacep. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Prologue: The South Pacific, 1943p. 1
A Victorian Familyp. 15
The Legacyp. 39
Growing Upp. 59
Illustrationsp. 76
Eleanor and Franklinp. 77
A Politician's Wifep. 105
Griefp. 125
Public Servicep. 143
First Ladyp. 177
The Democratic Crusadep. 211
On Her Ownp. 237
A Note on the Sourcesp. 267
Indexp. 277
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