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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime, and the Roosevelts' extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family.

Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how Franklin Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “keep[s] company with the best works in the vast Roosevelt canon and will absorb and delight a wide readership.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for History
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1995 Ambassador Book Award for Biography/Autobiography

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzie | 2/12/2014

    " fascinating account of the complex relationship between franklin and eleanor roosevelt, two of the most influencial people of the 20th century. without them, we may have lost world war II! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexis | 2/3/2014

    " Well, I finally finished it - and this silly historical book made me CRY at the end! I am either a sap, or Kearns-Goodwin has does it again... Cannot recommend it enough to those who love history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 2/1/2014

    " I gave this book five stars, not because it was a fast-moving page-turner, but because when I finished it I felt a new window had been opened for me to a fascinating part of history. I'm very glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancee | 2/1/2014

    " Very informative book about the Roosevelts during WWII. It's not the type of book you can sit down and read from cover to cover. I could only read it in doses, but I learned a lot. If you are not interested in history, I wouldn't recommend this one. However, if you like history books, I would suggest this as a good one. "

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