My Day: The Best Of Eleanor Roosevelt's Acclaimed Newspaper Columns, 1936-1962

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Da Capo Press, Apr 15, 2009 - History - 368 pages
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Recently named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance, compassion, and insight—everything from her personal perspectives on the New Deal and World War II to the painstaking diplomacy required of her as chair of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights after the war to the joys of gardening at her beloved Hyde Park home. To quote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., "What a remarkable woman she was! These sprightly and touching selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's famous column evoke an extraordinary personality."

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The book provides great historical insight into the issues America was facing during that time. Eleanor Roosevelt was truly a remarkable woman- her strength, dedication, and commitment is to be admired. Read full review



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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), who was intimately involved in the political life of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, led women's organizations and youth movements and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and improved housing. Under her leadership, the United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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