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Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Overview
Works: 114 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 9,171 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Biographical films  Bibliography  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: E807.1.R48, 973.917092
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Most widely held works about Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the complex and political figure of Eleanor Roosevelt begins with her harrowing childhood, describes the difficulties of her marriage, and explains how she persuaded Franklin to make the reforms that would make him famous
The declassified Eisenhower : a divided legacy by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crystal Eastman on women and revolution by Crystal Eastman( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt : volume two 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume Two of this celebrated biography encompasses the monumental era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II--the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and accomplishments. Cook restores Eleanor Roosevelt to her place as a visionary policymaker and social activist with her own agenda, often ahead of her more circumspect husband. From the day ER entered the White House--and began holding press conferences for female journalists only--she worked indefatigably for justice and equality. She wrote, she published, she traveled, she lobbied, she joined grass roots organizations and radical communities with a zeal that sparked controversy everywhere. Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt--a loyal wife, a devoted mother, a woman who courted romance and adventure, America's most compelling, charismatic, and visionary First Lady. She took unpopular stands and often countered her husband's policies, particularly concerning racial justice, women's rights, the plight of refugees, and approaches to fascism and the Spanish Civil War. And in November 1928, after Kristallnacht, as Europe drifted toward war she took an unprecedented and courageous stance on race relations and bigotry. Intimate, sympathetic and acute, this is an unparalleled portrait of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment. It is a biography of vibrant scholarship and daring, a book for all readers of American history and politics, and, as the New Deal comes under assault today, a book for everyone who cares about a decent future for all people.--Adapted from dust jacket
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians, politicians, critics, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cooks biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as the essential portrait of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. The long-awaited third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues -- economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. She also had to negotiate the fractures in the close circle of influential women around her at Val-Kill, but through it she gained confidence in her own vision, even when forced to amend her agenda when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and eventually the threat of communism. These years -- the war years -- made Eleanor Roosevelt the woman she became: leader, visionary, guiding light. FDR's death in 1945 changed her world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations
Past imperfect: alternative essays in American history by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography on peace research in history by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outspoken, vibrant first lady is not an invention of the '90s White House. With her own radio program and daily newspaper column, Eleanor Roosevelt championed racial equality, youth employment, and women's rights and gained the admiration of the world ... she remained a figure of world importance and served as U.S. delegate to the United Nations, where she helped draft the International Declaration of Human Rights"--Container
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt in the years between 1933 and 1938, a period that encompassed the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and accomplishments as they entered the White House, where Eleanor added the roles of policymaker and social activist to her activities as a loyal wife and devoted mother
The Garland library of war and peace : a collection of 360 titles bound in 328 volumes by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other First Lady has had a greater influence on the course of democracy in this century, and no other book about Eleanor Roosevelt captures the complexity of her character -- her wit, her passion, her boldness, and her commitment to greater dignity and security for all women and men
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt emerges as a woman battling social injustice but still sustaining enduring relationships
Ordeal by slander by Owen Lattimore( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the "top Russian espionage agent in the country." Lattimore, in Kabul, Afghanistan, learned about the accusation a week later. Having already lost valuable time to rebut the smear, he succinctly cabled back that the charge was "pure moonshine" and returned to the United States to defend his good name. He soon dared McCarthy to utter his slander in a venue other than the Senate, where congressional immunity shielded him from lawsuits, but he refused to do so. Following a torturous Senate inquisition, Lattimore published this riveting book which he wrote in white-hot indignation. Judged at the time to be "a masterpiece of factual exposition [and] a social document of first-rate importance," this absorbing narrative chronicles how the ordeal threw Lattimore's life into perilous straits, and how he defended himself, while undermining the credibility of his accusers. In a battle for his very liberty, Lattimore prepared for the equivalent of an alley fight with the brawling senator. His supremely competent wife, Eleanor, was his trusted aide; along with attorney Abe Fortas they drew out of Lattimore's writings passages that would prove his loyalty. Yet, as a scholar who was accustomed to nuanced interpretations of current affairs, his accusers were able to conflate the same writings into a traitor's hidden agenda. Ordeal by Slander was the first great book to come out of the McCarthy era, and it remains a supremely topical book for today
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental biography as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth century. The concluding volume, Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Three, 1938-1962 , will be published in November. Here, in the majestic second volume, Cook takes readers through the 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth century. Now in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes readers through the 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
Coming apart : Nothing to fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930's mass unemployment, widespread hunger, and a mood of fearful pessimism and simmering unrest were Herbert Hoover's legacy to America's new chief executive. This program spotlights the early days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency, where he scrambled to transform the New Deal from a campaign slogan to nothing short of a social revolution--while staving off attacks by those who viewed him as a dictator and his reforms as a threatening turn to the left
Eleanor Roosevelt. : Volume II by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unparalleled portrait of a woman whose life was filled with passionate commitment and who struggled for personal fulfillment
Passion : women on women( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outstanding... A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred ReviewThe final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady.Historians, politicians, critics, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as the essential portrait of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues--economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue--when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war. The chasm between Eleanor and Franklin grew, and the strains on their relationship were as political as they were personal. She also had to negotiate the fractures in the close circle of influential women around her at Val-Kill, but through it she gained confidence in her own vision, even when forced to amend her agenda when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and eventually the threat of communism. These years--the war years--made Eleanor Roosevelt the woman she became: leader, visionary, guiding light. FDR's death in 1945 changed her world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations. This is a sympathetic but unblinking portrait of a marriage and of a woman whose passion and commitment has inspired generations of Americans to seek a decent future for all people. Modest and self-deprecating, a moral force in a turbulent world, Eleanor Roosevelt was unique.From the Hardcover edition
Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth century. Now in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes readers through the 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.From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt
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Blanche Wiesen Cook American biographer

Wiesen-Cook, Blanche 1941-

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