Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

  • by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now back in print, 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 U.N. 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 the vanished world she grew up, 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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Having seen a superb one woman play on Eleanor R I really wanted to know more about her. The narrator was super but the autobiography was uninspiring and far too much about "my husband this, my husband that..". Also, there was little about her personal life it was mainly about her public life.
Rich and wealthy who think they are poor! Shame because she did great things.
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- Lesleyboyd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2014
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books