In a consummate blend of history and biography, Goodwin illuminates the partnership between Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt that raised America from ...Show synopsisIn a consummate blend of history and biography, Goodwin illuminates the partnership between Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt that raised America from the Depression, forged military victory, and transformed the nation into a superpower. 32 pages of photos.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine. Signed by author. Tight binding with clean text. Fine....Fine. Signed by author. Tight binding with clean text. Fine. Cover has wear along edges. Signed by author on fep. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 768 p. Contains: Unspecified. Audience: General/trade. From the bestselling author of "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" and "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream" comes a compelling chronicle of a nation and its leaders during the period when modern America was created. Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints a detailed, intimate portrait not only of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime but of the Roosevelts themselves and their extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family, many of whom lived with them in the White House. Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, "No Ordinary Time" relates the unique story of how Franklin Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.
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A story worth reading simply for the history of a turbulent time in US history. The insight into the unusual personalities of both leading characters is intriguing and enlightening. What dissimilar personalities who married without really knowing each other. My estimation of Eleanor took a giant leap upward as I read of her work in the cause of women and Blacks. The involvement of Roosevelt and Churchill in war strategy also surprised me. Great reading!
A great work by an author I consider to be the best writer of historical novels. Her reasearch
is thorough. Some truly interesting facts that give wonderful insight into the educational and sociological norms of the times. This author takes the reader through the daily life and times of the people who were touched by the varioius struggles and sacrifices of the the war years.
What an incredible book. It is the most insightful look at two of our country's most intelligent and insightful leaders. An easy read as it plows through the events of World War II and Eleanor's incredible contribution to American life, albeit ahead of her time.
Wonderful history of the war years back home. This book presents things you never learned in your American History class! The "behind the scenes" dealings-both political and personal- help paint a more accurate picture of those war years and the attitudes of those in the power seats. A long, but great read!
This is a great book by a fine historian who really knows how to tell a story. You don't have to be a student of history to enjoy this book. And don't be put off by its size; it's a very entertaining read.
Goodwin uses remarkable sources to find the human side of both FDR and his estranged wife who carved out her own life after learning of his infidelity. Nevertheless they remained friends and he actually reached out to her for support during especially trying times.
I rate it as one of the best books in all of American history!
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