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The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Now back in print, 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 eventually became 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 she became 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 to life through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the postwar years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.

Now back in print, 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 eventually became 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 she became 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 to life through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the postwar years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.
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Now back in print, 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 eventually became 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 she became 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 to life through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the postwar years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

18h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

42:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

39:34


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

41:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

17:58


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:11


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:30


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

12:46


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

35:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:46


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:06


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

30:58


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

30:00


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:45


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

29:32


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

38:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

27:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

17:19


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

20:42


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:41


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

33:31


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

32:20


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

31:36


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

15:05


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

16:39


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

32:34


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

24:22


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

13:37


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

25:58


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

12:15


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

26:55


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

44:15


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

28:04


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

19:17


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

18:48


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

30:50


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

15:51


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

25:22


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

29:13


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

27:37


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

16:50


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

30:08


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

03:15


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

00:33