The Extraordinary Mrs. R: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt

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"[Levy's] recollections are delightful, loving, and unique."-New York Times

"A lovely, loving memoir."-Blanche Wiesen Cook, Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884--1933, Vol. 1

"[A] loving remembrance."-Kirkus Reviews

One of the most admired women of the twentieth century, Eleanor Roosevelt will always be remembered for her remarkable achievements as First Lady, United Nations official, and passionate advocate for the causes she held close to her heart. Now, through fascinating anecdotes, many of them totally fresh, William Turner Levy-a close friend of the former First Lady-gives us an intimate look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the way she viewed the world. And with the help of acclaimed historian Cynthia Eagle Russett, we also see Eleanor Roosevelt's role in shaping American and international politics. In this rare book, we gain a cherished glimpse of the extraordinary Mrs. R-as if she were our friend, too. An enchanting portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt in all her human dimensions-with fascinating anecdotes of the people she knew and loved-this refreshing and affectionate memoir reveals the fun-loving, intelligent, and vibrant woman behind the public persona.

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THE EXTRAORDINARY MRS. R: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt

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A stiff but loving remembrance of the First Lady from an Episcopal clergyman who became a close friend in the last decade of her life. Levy (co-author with Victor Scherle of Affectionately, T.S. Eliot ... Read full review


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WILLIAM TURNER LEVY taught literature at the City College and the City University of New York for thirty years. He has taught for the past nineteen years at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California, where he is Provost. He is coauthor of Affectionately, T. S. Eliot: The Story of a Friendship, 1947--1965.
CYNTHIA EAGLE RUSSETT is Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in American cultural and women's history. Author of Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood, she was cowinner of the 1989 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Award.

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