Eleanor Roosevelt

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 182 ratings

Eleanor Roosevelt Publisher's Summary

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her time.

This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political leader of our century.

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  • Book 1

    • Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Volume I, 1884-1933
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Beth Hunter on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 2

    • Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume II

    • The Defining Years, 1933-1938
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 28 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the 20th century. Now, in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes listeners through the tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II - the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stimulating, provocative, well-researched

    • By Ralph's mother on 01-16-17

    Regular price: $49.00

  • Book 3

    • Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3

    • The War Years and After, 1939-1962
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • E R's efforts

    • By Footloose on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $49.00