Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933.
Cook, Blanche Wiesen.
Place Published: New York:
Date Published: 1992.
Description: 587 pages with index plus 24 pages black and white photos. This book and dust jacket are in VERY GOOD condition. The book has some minor smudging on page and cover edges. Very tight copy otherwise. The dust jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with some slight edge wear. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor....and other curious subjects. Dust jacket reads: "Eleanor Roosevelt is the most important woman in American political history, and in this definitive biography, ten years in the making, Blanche Wiesen Cook re-creates her in all of her role--as a visionary, an activist, a political wile, and a woman, far more independent than we knew. No other First Lady has had a greater influence on the course of democracy in this century, and no other book about Eleanor Roosevelt captures the complexity of her character-her wit, her passion, her boldness, and her commitment to greater dignity and security for all women and men. Born into the American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism and self-destruction, Eleanor Roosevelt learned, rather than inherited, her progressive views. "Education ends only with death," she said, and her life bears that out. Though steeped in the sensibilities of the Old South with its facile prejudice against Blacks and Jews, she became an antiracist activist, accustomed to the jingoistic bellicosity of her Uncle Theodore, she became an eloquent spokesperson for peace; and the woman who, in 1911, said, "I realize that if my husband were a suffragist, I probably must be, too," was by the early 1920s the most significant woman in democratic politics. "In the future, there will be nothing closed to women because of sex," she told her students at Todhunter. Blanche Wiesen Cook's access to new archives, her superb insights, and her respect for her subject contribute a new perspective not just on Eleanor Roosevelt but on the world of politics in which she thrived. Eleanor Roosevelt's life is a history of the crusade for justice and decency, of the Red Scare, of the ongoing battle for equality and power for women, of the New Deal. Every issue she addressed-both in her public life and in her private relationship is relevant today. This book celebrates a woman of unfailing energy and blithe courage, whose biography can be used as a handbook-inspiring and exhilarating-for all women and men interested in a just society."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 712