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

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

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Copyright: 1994
Pages: 759
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.

Presents a detailed portrait of the daily life of the president and his wife during World War II, a period when the beginnings of modern America were formulated.

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Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, became the first First Lady to establish her importance beyond her role as the president's wife. The White House is the official residence in Washington DC of the President of the United States.