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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

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Awards

Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History

Synopses & Reviews

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines — Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.

Synopsis:

Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work paints a detailed, intimate portrait of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and provides a brilliant narrative account of America during wartime.

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. "The Decisive Hour Has Come"
2. "A Few Nice Boys with BB Guns"
3. "Back to the Hudson"
4. "Living Here Is Very Oppressive"
5. "No Ordinary Time"
6. "I Am a Juggler"
7. "I Can't Do Anything About Her"
8. "Arsenal of Democracy"
9. "Business As Usual"
10. "A Great Hour to Live"
11. "A Completely Changed World"
12. "Two Little Boys Playing Soldier"
13. "What Can We Do to Help?"
14. "By God, If It Ain't Old Frank!"
15. "We Are Striking Back"
16. "The Greatest Man I Have Ever Known"
17. "It Is Blood on Your Hands"
18. "It Was a Sight I Will Never Forget"
19. "I Want to Sleep and Sleep"
20. "Suspended in Space"
21. "The Old Master Still Had It"
22. "So Darned Busy"
23. "It Is Good to Be Home"
24. "Everybody Is Crying"
25. "A New Country Is Being Born"
Afterword
A Note on Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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Janet McPherson, October 9, 2013 (view all comments by Janet McPherson)
This is the first biography I have read about FDR and Eleanor. I've not been able to put it down. I can't wait to read Doris Kearns Goodwin's book about President Lincoln. Her research on her subjects is excellent!
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Janet McPherson, October 9, 2013 (view all comments by Janet McPherson)
This is the first biography I have read about FDR and Eleanor. I've not been able to put it down. I can't wait to read Doris Kearns Goodwin's book about President Lincoln. Her research on her subjects is excellent!
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Lindy, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Lindy)
The writing is thoughtful and brings us the story for all that it was: suspenseful, intriguing, entertaining, deceitful, inspiring, outrageous, revolutionary. The well-known characters are made familiar, the historical milestones relatable. Read this to remind, to learn, to nod, gasp, and feel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684804484
Author:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Author:
Sampson
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
96-12
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
NOTES,BIBLI;2 16PP B/W INSRT
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 30.24 oz

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