Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2: The Defining Years, 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen CookEleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2: The Defining Years, 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2: The Defining Years, 1933-1938

byBlanche Wiesen Cook

Paperback | June 1, 2000

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The central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady. "Engrossing" (Boston Globe).

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Three, 1938-1962, will be published in November. Volume Two covers 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.
Blanche Wiesen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One: 1884-1933  and Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume Three: 193801962, Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution and The Declassified Eisenhower, and is a former vice-...
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Title:Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2: The Defining Years, 1933-1938Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.39 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140178945

ISBN - 13:9780140178944

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Table of Contents

Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 2 Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Becoming First Lady
2. Public and Private Domains
3. ER's Revenge: Henrietta Nesbit, Head Housekeeper
4. Mobilizing the Women's Network: Friendships, Press Conferences, Patronage
5. ER's New Deal for Women
6. Family Discord and the London Economic Conference
7. Private Times and Reports from Germany
8. Creating a New Community
9. The Quest for Racial Justice
10. The Crusade to End Lynching
11. Private Friendship, Public Time
12. Negotiating the Political Rapids
13. 1935: Promises and Compromises
14. The Victories of Summer, 1935
15: Mobilizing for New Action
16: A Silence Beyond Repair
17: Red Scare and Campaign Strategies, 1936
18: The Roosevelt Hearth, After Howe
19: The Election of 1936
20: Postelection Missions
21: Second Chance for the New Deal
22: 1937: To Build a New Movement
23: A First Lady's Survival: Work and Run
24: This Is My Story
25: This Troubled World, 1938
26: Race Radicals, Youth and Hope
27: Storms on Every Front
Notes
Notes on Sources and Selected Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

Franklin D. Roosevelt couldn’t have obtained his status as a great American leader without the strength and support of his wife. Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook’s examines this visionary woman in her biography Eleanor Roosevelt Volume II, The Defining Years 1933-1938. This follow-up to the original bestseller takes the reader through the long and difficult 1930s. The Great Depression, the New Deal and the pre-war years are also analyzed in detail as Cook reveals Roosevelts’ passion and psychological state during this difficult time. Cook recognizes Roosevelt’s sharp intellect and discusses her ability to draw attention to the social issues of the day.

Editorial Reviews

"Irresistibly readable...Cook's portrait of a woman in the thick of things during the hardest of times will stand as definitive." --Washington Post

"Cook gets at the tender, sprightly creature behind the starchy, strident image."--Maureen Dowd, New York Times Book Review.