Eleanor Roosevelt

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One of the most effective and extraordinary First Ladies in American history, Eleanor Roosevelt occupied the position longer than any other president's wife. During her four terms in the White House, she dramatically broke with tradition, refusing to accept the established role of wife and hostess. Instead, driven by compassion, enthusiasm, and devotion to bettering society, she eagerly embraced public policy, social issues, civil rights, and international human rights, earning the nickname 'First Lady of the World.' Long after she left the White House, this dedicated woman continued to work to improve the lives of people across the globe.

Women Who Dare: Eleanor Roosevelt traces Eleanor's life story, exploring the childhood that left her lonely and insecure, and surveying the challenges and opportunities that spurred her transformation into one of the twentieth century's most admired and respected public citizens. Dozens of historical photographs illuminate the story of her remarkable life.
64 pages with 47 black-and-white images. Size: 5¾ x 6½ in. Smyth-sewn casebound book, with dust jacket. Written by Anjelina Michelle Keating.
Item Number: 5067