Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt

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World Almanac Library, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
In 1902, on a train from New York City, Franklin Delano Roosevelt caught the eye of an elegant young lady. She was Eleanor Roosevelt, his distant cousin, who had just returned from school in Europe. From a shy, solemn girl, she had matured into a confident woman. Two years later, they were married. In 1932, at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin was elected president. Together, the couple worked tirelessly to improve social conditions and help the American people regain faith in themselves. Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt offers a behind-the-scenes look at this dynamic couple, from Franklin's struggle with polio and strong leadership during World War II to Eleanor's evolution from a reluctant first lady to "Eleanor Everywhere," a champion of the poor and disadvantaged. Book jacket.

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Chapter Three Keeping the Name in the Family
Chapter Four The Challenge of a Lifetime

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About the author (2005)

Ruth Ashby is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including "Anne Frank: Young Diarist" and "Rosa Parks: Courageous Citizen". A former book editor, she teaches English at the Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York.

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