Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words

On Women, Politics, Leadership, and Lessons from Life
by Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Woloch

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This illustrated, first of its kind collection of excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's newspaper columns, radio talks, speeches, and correspondence speaks directly to the challenges we face today.

Acclaimed for her roles in politics and diplomacy, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was also a prolific author, journalist, lecturer, broadcaster, educator, and public...
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Published By Black Dog & Leventhal

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 368

Publication Date 09/05/2017

ISBN 9780316552912

Dimensions 6.5 inches x 9.5 inches

"Eleanor Roosevelt's words and vision are urgently needed now! In this splendidly illustrated collection, the highlights of her many writings enable us to go shoulder-to-shoulder with ER into this embattled moment: hearts open, fists high."
— BLANCHE WIESEN COOK, distinguished professor at John Jay College and author of a prize-winning three-volume biography of Elanor Roosevelt.

"Eleanor Roosevelt never goes out of style. One of the 20th century's most admired public figures, her words still speak to us today. Thanks to Nancy Woloch's richly evocative compilation, Eleanor Roosevelt can serve as a role model for future generations as well."
— SUSAN WARE, general editor of American National Biography and author of Beyond Suffrage: Women in the New Deal

"Framed by Nancy Woloch's beautifully crafted introduction and commentary, these selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's writings speak to us with fresh force."
— ROSALIND ROSENBERG, author of Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray

"Woloch has performed a needed service in these days of ugly political theater. This work shows how Roosevelt used public communication to challenge the status quo with a clear message of morality, good will, and common decency as vital today as it was in her era."
— MAURINE BEASLEY, author Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady

"Always wise - often refreshingly warm and witty - these excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt's published writings, speeches, and letters offer fresh insight into her own troubled times and a welcome tonic for our own."
— ELLEN CHESLER, senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute

"An exhilarating, insightful, and timely introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt, her life, ideas, and the actions she took to change the course of politics and history."
— LIZ ABZUG, founder and president of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute