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No ordinary time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the home front in World War II

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States of 1940, an isolationist country divided along class lines, still suffering the ravages of a decade-long depression, and woefully unprepared for war, was unified by a common threat and by the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. At the center of the country's transformation was the complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
No ordinary time.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)904212010
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN: 0671642405 9780671642402 0684804484 9780684804484
OCLC Number: 30736131
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for History, 1995.
Description: 759 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
"The decisive hour has come" --
"A few nice boys with BB guns" --
"Back to the Hudson" --
"Living here is very oppressive" --
"No ordinary time" --
"I am a juggler" --
"I can't do anything about her" --
"Arsenal of democracy" --
"Business as usual" --
"A great hour to live" --
"A completely changed world" --
"Two little boys playing soldier" --
"What can we do to help?" --
"By god, if it ain't Old Frank!" --
"We are striking back" --
"The greatest man I have ever known" --
"It is blood on your hands" --
"It was a sight I will never forget" --
"I want to sleep and sleep" --
"Suspended in space" --
"The old master still had it" --
"So darned busy" --
"It is good to be home" --
"Everybody is crying" --
"A new country is being born" --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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The United States of 1940, an isolationist country divided along class lines, still suffering the ravages of a decade-long depression, and woefully unprepared for war, was unified by a common threat and by the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. At the center of the country's transformation was the complex partnership of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Franklin knew the war could not be won without focusing the energies of the American people and expanding his base of support -- making his peace with conservative leaders and gaining the cooperation of big business. Eleanor, meanwhile, felt the war would not be worth winning if the old order of things at home prevailed, and was often at odds with her husband in her efforts to preserve the gains of the New Deal and achieve reforms in civil rights, housing, and welfare programs. While Franklin manned the war room at the White House and met with Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mackenzie King, and other world leaders to discuss strategy for the war abroad, Eleanor crisscrossed the country, visiting the American people, seeing how the war and policies her husband made in Washington affected them as individuals. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints a detailed, intimate portrait not only of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime but of the Roosevelts themselves and their extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family, many of whom lived with them in the White House: Missy LeHand, FDR's "other wife" and secretary; Harry Hopkins, FDR's closest friend and adviser; the president's indomitable mother, Sara; the Roosevelts' daughter, Anna; Eleanor's close friends Lorena Hickock and Joe Lash; Crown Princess Martha of Norway; FDR's former lover Lucy Rutherfurd, who, in a final, painful blow to Eleanor, was with him when he died. Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, Goodwin relates the unique story of how Franklin Roosevelt, surrounded by his small circle of intimates, led the nation to military victory abroad against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.

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