Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook audiobook

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, 1884-1933

By Blanche Wiesen Cook
Read by Kate Reading

22.13 Hours 07/05/2016 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781524702786

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 times. 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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A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 times.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fresh interpretation of the relationship between Roosevelt’s private and public selves..Spirited and absorbing.” New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent and absorbing.” New York magazine
“Kudos for Kate Reading and her presentation of the first volume of this biography, which follows Eleanor from birth to FDR’s election in 1933. Reading never succumbs to the temptation to ‘read;' rather, her well-modulated narration assumes the listener’s interest throughout its twelve hours. Potentially tedious passages are fascinating, and sections dealing with Eleanor’s controversial love life are intriguing rather than sensational. This stunning rendering will engage all listeners, including those with little interest in politics, and leave them eagerly awaiting the next volume. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Eleanor Roosevelt’s own extraordinary life deserves wider attention…Cook conscientiously records the achievements and the many unhappinesses—not just the discovery of FDR’s affair with Lucy Rutherford—as well as the consolation of friends, mostly women.” Kirkus Reviews
“Impassioned and sensitive, tender and angry.” David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian
“Cook has resurrected a woman who changed the lives of millions.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Author Bio: Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook is distinguished professor of history at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of the three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as well as Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution and The Declassified Eisenhower and is a former vice-president for research at the American Historical Association.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 22.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English