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The Resource Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The war years and after, 1939-1962
Title
Eleanor Roosevelt
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
The war years and after, 1939-1962
Statement of responsibility
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Title variation
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • War years and after, 1939-1962
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The third and final volume of Blanche Wiesen Cooks's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and her death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues -- economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. She also had to negotiate the fractures in the close circle of influential women around her at Val-Kill, but through it she gained confidence in her own vision, even when forced to amend her agenda when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and eventually the threat of communism. These years -- the war years -- made Eleanor Roosevelt the woman she became: leader, visionary, guiding light. FDR's death in 1945 changed her world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Dewey number
  • 973.917092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Presidents' spouses
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-653) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Lady Great Heart" -- "We all go ahead together, or we all go down together" -- "You cannot just sit and talk about it, you have to do something" -- Tea and hot dogs: The royal visit -- "We must think of the greatest good for the greatest number" -- "If they perish, we perish sooner or later" -- "We have to fight with our minds" -- Red Scare, refugees, and racism -- The politician and the agitator: New beginnings -- Radical youth and refugees: Winter-spring 1940 -- "When you go to war, you cease to solve the problems of peace": March-June 1940 -- "If democracy is to survive, it must be because it meets the needs of the people" -- "The world rightly belongs to those who really care": The convention of 1940 -- War and the moral basis of democracy -- "Defense is not a matter of what you get, but of what you give" -- "Heroism is always a thrilling thing": The politics of race -- "Isolationism is impossible": The politics of rescue -- "To know me is a terrible thing": Friendship, loyalties, and alliances -- "Golden footprints": A permanent bond in war and peace -- "The white heron of the one flight": Travels in the Pacific and beyond -- ER's legacy: Human rights
Control code
ocn961118815
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023950
Lccn
87040632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961118815
Label
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3, The war years and after, 1939-1962, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-653) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Lady Great Heart" -- "We all go ahead together, or we all go down together" -- "You cannot just sit and talk about it, you have to do something" -- Tea and hot dogs: The royal visit -- "We must think of the greatest good for the greatest number" -- "If they perish, we perish sooner or later" -- "We have to fight with our minds" -- Red Scare, refugees, and racism -- The politician and the agitator: New beginnings -- Radical youth and refugees: Winter-spring 1940 -- "When you go to war, you cease to solve the problems of peace": March-June 1940 -- "If democracy is to survive, it must be because it meets the needs of the people" -- "The world rightly belongs to those who really care": The convention of 1940 -- War and the moral basis of democracy -- "Defense is not a matter of what you get, but of what you give" -- "Heroism is always a thrilling thing": The politics of race -- "Isolationism is impossible": The politics of rescue -- "To know me is a terrible thing": Friendship, loyalties, and alliances -- "Golden footprints": A permanent bond in war and peace -- "The white heron of the one flight": Travels in the Pacific and beyond -- ER's legacy: Human rights
Control code
ocn961118815
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023950
Lccn
87040632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961118815

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