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ISBN13: 9780140094602
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Available again in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most important book—a battle cry for civil rights

As relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, one of the greatest First Ladies of American history traces her country's struggle to embrace democracy and presents her declaration against fear, timidity, complacency, and national arrogance. An open, unrestrained look into her mind and heart as well as a clarion call to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the work Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stay alive to finish writing. For this edition, former U.S. President Bill Clinton contributes a new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black provides an authoritative introduction focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career.

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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 lerader of our century.

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Cook hit a nerve with her portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt--the brave, fierce, passionate, political heroine of our century. A national bestseller, her authoritative biography has been celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, potential first ladies, and by reviewers everywhere. Now this seminal work depicting the life and achievements of an inspiring First Lady is available in trade paperback. Photographs.

About the Author

Blanche Wiesen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is senior editor of the Garland Library of War and Peace, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One: 1884-1933 (available from Viking and Penguin), Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution and The Declassified Eisenhower, and is a former vice-president for research at the American Historical Association.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgment

Introduction

1. Ancestry and Heritage

2. Elliott and Anna

3. Childhood of Tears and Loss

4. Years of Dreams and Longing

5. Allenswood and Marie Souvestre

6. Coming Out and Courting

7. Franklin and Me, and Sara Makes Three

8. Eleanor Roosevelt, Political Wife

9. The Roosevelts in Wilson's Washington

10. 1919 20: Race Riots and Red Scare, Grief and Renewal

11. The Campaign of 1920 and Louis Howe

12. ER and the New Women of the 1920s: Esther Lape and Elizabeth Read, First Feminist Friends

13. Convalescence, Marital Unity, and Separate Spheres: Polio, Val-Kill, and Warm Springs

14. ER, Political Boss

15. New York's First Lady, Part-Time

16. Teaching and Todhunter

17. ER at Forty-five

18. Earl Miller: A Champion of Her Own

19. Assignment ER: Lorena Hickok and the 1932 Campaign

20. The First Lady's First Friend

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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kilikina, April 28, 2009 (view all comments by kilikina)
This is an excellent biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. It provides an in-depth perspective of ER, from her parents and childhood to just before her years in the White House. Well written-- it reads more like a novel than a biography. A very enjoyable book and I'm looking forward to reading volume 2.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140094602
Preface:
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Author:
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Preface by:
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Preface:
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Author:
Clinton, Bill
Author:
Cook, Blanche Wiesen
Author:
Black, Allida
Author:
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Wives
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Subject:
Presidents' spouses -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Volume I, 1884-1933
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x1.44 in. 1.35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
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 lerader of our century.

"Synopsis" by , Cook hit a nerve with her portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt--the brave, fierce, passionate, political heroine of our century. A national bestseller, her authoritative biography has been celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, potential first ladies, and by reviewers everywhere. Now this seminal work depicting the life and achievements of an inspiring First Lady is available in trade paperback. Photographs.

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