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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Roosevelt Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, first lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt

The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War.

A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as first lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor eventually became a powerful force of her own, heading women’s organizations and youth movements and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing. In the years after FDR’s death, she became a UN delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, a newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world traveler, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights.

This single volume biography brings her to life through her own words, illuminating her life with her political husband and the postwar years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.

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  • “A lively and honest look at her life, her politics, and so much more.”

    BRAVA Magazine

  • “Rarely has there been an autobiography so completely revealing of its author. The first three sections were published individually and appear here in somewhat abridged form but with a continuity so that one is scarcely aware of a break in the flow. Her growing up years capture a period that has gone forever and once again make her growth from a painfully shy girl into the outgoing dedicated woman she became even more of a miracle. The final brief section should be read by all who would recognize the challenge of today’s world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Eleanor Roosevelt’s life—from her birth in 1884 to her death in 1962—is read in the steady voice of Tavia Gilbert. Being the niece of Theodore Roosevelt and fifth cousin of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor was in the unique position to experience life from inside the New York governor’s house and the White House over five decades, first under her uncle’s administrations and then her husband’s. Gilbert performs this autobiography crisply and with little emotion. As Roosevelt, Gilbert tells of life as a teacher; homemaker; mother to six children, five of whom survived; first lady; and humanitarian during and after FDR’s death. Gilbert’s performance lacks Roosevelt’s cultured tones. Surprisingly, there are no clips of Roosevelt’s own voice; nevertheless, this audiobook performance will engage listeners from the first minutes to the last.”


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