Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2

The Defining Years, 1933-1938

By Blanche Wiesen Cook

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140178944, 736pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2000

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 twentieth century. Now in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes readers 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. In her remarkably engaging narrative, Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt an adventurous, romantic woman, a devoted wife and mother, and a visionary policymaker and social activist who often took unpopular stands, counter to her husband's policies, especially on issues such as racial justice and women's rights. A biography of scholarship and daring, it is a book for all readers of American history.

About the Author
Blanche Wiesen Cook, is the author of "Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1: 1884-1933" and "Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933-1938".