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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Defining Years:Volume Two 1933-1938: The Defining Years: 1933-1938 Vol II (Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1938) Paperback – 29 Jun 2000

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reissue edition (29 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140178945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140178944
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,045,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Irresistibly readable...Cook's portrait of a woman in the thick of things during the hardest of times will stand as definitive." --Washington Post

"Cook gets at the tender, sprightly creature behind the starchy, strident image."--Maureen Dowd, New York Times Book Review.

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THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S MOST COMPELLING, CHARISMATIC, AND VISIONARY FIRST LADY

Feminists, historians, politicians, and critics everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of the towering female figure of the twentieth century. In her long-awaited second volume, Cook delves into the monumental era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II -- the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and achievements. Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt -- a visionary policy-maker and social activist, a loyal wife, a devoted mother, and a woman who courted romance and adventure. She wrote, she published, she traveled, she lobbied, she joined grassroots organizations and radical communities with a zeal that sparked controversy everywhere.

Intimate, sympathetic, and acute, this is an unparalleled portrait of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment. It is a biography of vibrant scholarship and daring, a book for all readers of American history and politics, and, finally, a book for everyone who cares about a decent future for all people.

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