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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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Edward Hahn, October 19, 2010 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
A truly memorable book. Doris Kearns Goodwin is a fine writer who manages to transform seemingly insignificant snippets of data into compelling reading.

This volume covers the period from May, 1939 to April, 1945 and focuses on what was going on in the U.S. through the actions and writings of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and others close to them. It truly deserves its Pulitzer Prize and the four or more other awards and accolades it garnered.

I consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about the period the book covers but I discovered a ton of new information. Goodwin, also, not only relates the facts, she is not afraid to state what she sees as the implications of what has happened. A prime example is the beginning of the integration of Negroes into the work force at all skill levels. There are many others.

Her deft handling of the complicated relationship that Eleanor and FDR had allows the reader to see its many layers without being hit over the head with "juicy" tidbits.

Goodwin never loses focus, throughout, while still managing to keep the reader chronologically oriented to events outside the President and his wife's immediate concerns.

I was appreciative of how well Goodwin tied up loose ends in the last chapter, "A New Country Is Being Born" and the short "Afterword". It really gives the reader a sense of closure while hinting at what will follow after FDR's death.

This book comes as close as possible to the ideal of a factual history being as interesting to read as a novel.
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Wendy Sagen-moran, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by Wendy Sagen-moran)
Take two extraordinary people, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, add Winston Churchill, World War II, The New Deal and you have another great read by Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
It gives you insight into Franklin and Eleanor's political and private lives. The book definitely deserved the Pulitzer Price for History.
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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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