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Eleanor: A Life
Title Eleanor: A Life
Author
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release DateOctober 6, 2020
Category New Release
Total Pages 716 pages
ISBN 1234567890
Book Rating 5 out of 5 from 59 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation. When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men. Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in presidential ambition, and then the people’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together. Drawing on new research, Michaelis’s riveting portrait is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.

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Eleanor by David Michaelis

Title Eleanor
Author David Michaelis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9781439192054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York TImes Bestseller Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation. When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men. Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in presidential ambition, and then the people’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together. Drawing on new research, Michaelis’s riveting portrait is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.

Eleanor by David Michaelis

Title Eleanor
Author David Michaelis
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9781439192016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times Bestseller Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave portrait in six decades, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis delivers a stunning account of Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life of transformation. An orphaned niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she converted her Gilded Age childhood of denial and secrecy into an irreconcilable marriage with her ambitious fifth cousin Franklin. Despite their inability to make each other happy, Franklin Roosevelt transformed Eleanor from a settlement house volunteer on New York’s Lower East Side into a matching partner in New York’s most important power couple in a generation. When Eleanor discovered Franklin’s betrayal with her younger, prettier social secretary, Lucy Mercer, she offered a divorce and vowed to face herself honestly. Here is an Eleanor both more vulnerable and more aggressive, more psychologically aware and sexually adaptable than we knew. She came to accept FDR’s bond with his executive assistant, Missy LeHand; she allowed her children to live their own lives, as she never could; and she explored her sexual attraction to women, among them a star female reporter on FDR’s first presidential campaign, and younger men. Eleanor needed emotional connection. She pursued deeper relationships wherever she could find them. Throughout her life and travels, there was always another person or place she wanted to heal. As FDR struggled to recover from polio, Eleanor became a voice for the voiceless, her husband’s proxy in presidential ambition, and then the people’s proxy in the White House. Later, she would be the architect of international human rights and world citizen of the Atomic Age, urging Americans to cope with the anxiety of global annihilation by cultivating a “world mind.” She insisted that we cannot live for ourselves alone but must learn to live together or we will die together. Drawing on new research, Michaelis’s riveting portrait is not just a comprehensive biography of a major American figure, but the story of an American ideal: how our freedom is always a choice. Eleanor rediscovers a model of what is noble and evergreen in the American character, a model we need today more than ever.

Eleanor Roosevelt by Russell Freedman

Title Eleanor Roosevelt
Author Russell Freedman
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 1993
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 198
ISBN 0395845203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sympathetic and sensitive portrayal of the remarkable Eleanor Roosevelt captures the life and times of a woman who continues to offer inspiration, guidance, and hope to people of all ages. Reprint. Newbery Honor Book.

Title The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Author Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-10-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780062355928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War. A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor would eventually become a powerful force of her own, heading women’s organizations and youth movements, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing. In the years after FDR’s death, this inspiring, controversial, and outspoken leader would become a U.N. Delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, a newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world-traveler, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights. This single volume biography brings her into focus through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the post-war years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos.

Our Eleanor by Candace Fleming

Title Our Eleanor
Author Candace Fleming
Publisher Atheneum
Release Date 2005-10
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 176
ISBN UOM:39015063687274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chronicles the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, from her birth to wealthy parents, to her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to her role as a wife, mother, first lady, and diplomat.

Eleanor Marx by Rachel Holmes

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Author Rachel Holmes
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2014-05-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781408843239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference ? her favourite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends - among them, Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne and William Morris - she was at the epicentre of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: she loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which ? with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity ? reads in part like a novel by Wilkie Collins, and in part like the modern tragedy it was. Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions.

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Author Gail Honeyman
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Release Date 2021-04-27
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ISBN 0735242097
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A PENGUIN BOOK CLUB PICK "Beautifully written and incredibly funny. . . I fell in love with Eleanor; I think you will fall in love, too!" --Reese Witherspoon Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart. No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Life And Ideals Of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt by U S House Of Representatives

Title Life and Ideals of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Author U S House Of Representatives
Publisher The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release Date 2001-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780898754452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) grew into a woman with a great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved and for some years one of the most reviled women of her generation.

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Title Eleanor Everywhere
Author Monica Kulling
Publisher Turtleback
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0606171770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Biography of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Step Into Reading.

Eleanor Roosevelt by J. William T. Youngs

Title Eleanor Roosevelt
Author J. William T. Youngs
Publisher Longman
Release Date 2005-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 417
ISBN 032132885X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines Eleanor Roosevelt's life as a professional woman, a wife and mother, and, finally, a woman who illuminated her times and exemplified the complexities of womanhood in the twentieth century.

Eleanor Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title Eleanor Park
Author Rainbow Rowell
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2013-02-26
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781250031211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 New York Times Best Seller! "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

Title You Learn by Living
Author Eleanor Roosevelt
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date 1983-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 211
ISBN 0664244947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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She was born before women had the right to vote yet went on to become one of America'¿¿s most influential First Ladies. A Gallup poll named her one of the most admired people of the twentieth century and she remains well known as a role model for a life well lived. Roosevelt wrote You Learn by Living at the age of seventy-six, just two years before her death. The commonsense ideas'¿¿and heartfelt ideals'¿¿presented in this volume are as relevant today as they were five decades ago. Her keys to a fulfilling life? Some of her responses include: learning to learn, the art of maturity, and getting the best out of others.

Title The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker
Author Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher Bookouture
Release Date 2018-07-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781786812537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eleanor And Hick by Susan Quinn

Title Eleanor and Hick
Author Susan Quinn
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-09-27
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781101607022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation’s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.

Eleanor Roosevelt by John William Theodore Youngs

Title Eleanor Roosevelt
Author John William Theodore Youngs
Publisher Longman Publishing Group
Release Date 2006
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 292
ISBN UVA:X004900480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, now in its third edition immerses students in both the personal and public side of one of the most dynamic figures of the twentieth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life tells the story of a woman who fought for the rights of the downtrodden in America and later led an effort to bring the great resources of the United States to all the citizens of the world, leaving a legacy that has lasted for decades.

Title Blood Runs Coal The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America
Author Mark A. Bradley
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780393652543
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The shocking assassination that catalyzed groundbreaking reform in Big Coal. In the early hours of New Year’s Eve 1969, in the small soft coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph “Jock” Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months earlier, Yablonski had announced his campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Tony Boyle, who had long embezzled UMWA funds, silenced intra-union dissent, and served the interests of Big Coal companies. Yablonski wanted to return the union to the coal miners it was supposed to represent and restore the organization to what it had once been, a powerful force for social good. Boyle was enraged about his opponent’s bid to take over—and would go to any lengths to maintain power. The most infamous crimes in the history of American labor unions, the Yablonski murders triggered one of the most intensive and successful manhunts in FBI history—and also led to the first successful rank-and-file takeover of a major labor union in modern U.S. history, one that inspired workers in other labor unions to rise up and challenge their own entrenched, out-of-touch leaders. An extraordinary portrait of one of the nation’s major unions on the brink of historical change, Blood Runs Coal comes at a time of resurgent labor movements in the United States and the current administration’s attempts to bolster the fossil fuel industry. Brilliantly researched and compellingly written, it sheds light on the far-reaching effects of industrial and socioeconomic change that unfold across America to this day.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia by Maurine Hoffman Beasley

Title The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia
Author Maurine Hoffman Beasley
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 2001
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 628
ISBN 0313301816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Illuminates Eleanor Roosevelt's multifaceted life, career, and relationships.

Eleanor Roosevelt by William Jay Jacobs

Title Eleanor Roosevelt
Author William Jay Jacobs
Publisher Grey Castle Press
Release Date 1991
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1559050950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A biography of the First Lady who, despite her shyness, followed her conscience and devoted her life to helping others and working for peace.

Eleanor Roosevelt by Barbara A. Somervill

Title Eleanor Roosevelt
Author Barbara A. Somervill
Publisher Capstone
Release Date 2005-07
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0756509920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the First U.S. lady to play a major diplomatic role by initiating many of the administration's human rights efforts.

Franklin And Eleanor by Hazel Rowley

Title Franklin and Eleanor
Author Hazel Rowley
Publisher Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Release Date 2011
Category Australia
Total Pages 345
ISBN 9780522851793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this groundbreaking new account of their marriage, Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention--private and public--that kept Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt together.

Title Eleanor Roosevelt s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery
Author Ann Atkins
Publisher Ann Atkins
Release Date 2011-10-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 169
ISBN 9780983478409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Transforming the power in Eleanor's story to your story starts now. Whatever the scale of your rendezvous with destiny, the fact remains it is up to you to live it. Eleanor's story is a do-it-yourself guide that shows us how to accomplish many things. From a childhood plagued with drunks and drama queens, Eleanor must now discard her dependency on Franklin and face off with her grand dame mother-in-law. Refusing to cave in to society's rules, Eleanor's exuberant style, wavering voice, and lack of Hollywood beauty are fodder for the media. First Lady for thirteen years, Eleanor redefines and exploits this role to a position of power. Using her influence, she champions Jews, African Americans, and women. The audacity of this woman to live out her own destiny challenges us to do the same. After all, it's not about Eleanor. Her story is history. Her life shows us how to live.

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