Book Reviews of Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life (2nd Edition)

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life (2nd Edition)
Eleanor Roosevelt A Personal and Public Life - 2nd Edition
Author: J. William T. Youngs, Oscar Handlin
ISBN-13: 9780321043726
ISBN-10: 0321043723
Publication Date: 8/9/1999
Pages: 286
Rating:
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4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Longman
Book Type: Paperback
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Professor Young's thoughtful account provides a moving description, both personal and social, of the forces that transformed the twentieth-century world.
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A very good, thorough biography on "one of the most dynamic figures of the twentieth century". Highly recommended to those interested in the lives of historical figures.
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Surely one of the most important women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt's life, both personal and public, was greatly influential. She affected not just Americans, but the world; not just white women, but people of all sexes and races, and extended far beyond her 80 years. Her position as a daughter of a well-known family and as wife of a rising politician prepared her for the role of First Lady after her husband's election to the presidency in 1932.
From that vantage point, she gained insight into twentieth-century social problems and steadily expanded the scope of her interests. But Eleanor Roosevelt's significance did not hinge entirely upon Franklin Delano Roosevelt's position. For years after his death, she continued to explore the meaning of her Americanism and her role as a woman sensitive to the needs of changing times. This thoughtful account provides a moving description of the forces that transformed the twentieth-century world.