No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - History - 768 pages
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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.
 

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NO ORDINARY TIME: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II

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A superb dual portrait of the 32nd President and his First Lady, whose extraordinary partnership steered the nation through the perilous WW II years. In the period covered by this biography, 1940 ... Read full review

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

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Goodwin (The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, LJ 2/15/87) here focuses upon the wartime White House, "a small, intimate hotel" frequented by Churchill, Harry Hopkins, Lorena Hickock, Missy LeHand, and ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
A Few Nice Boys with BB Guns
40
Back to the Hudson
61
Living Here Is Very Oppressive
81
No Ordinary Time
106
I Am a Juggler
137
I Cant Do Anything About Her
161
Arsenal of Democracy
190
We Are Striking Back
379
The Greatest Man I Have Ever Known
401
It Is Blood on Your Hands
432
It Was a Sight I Will Never Forget
456
Suspended in Space
505
The Old Master Still Had It
534
So Darned Busy
554
It Is Good to Be Home
570

Business As Usual
216
A Great Hour to Live
241
A Completely Changed World
270
Two Little Boys Playing Soldier
300
What Can We Do to Help?
334
By God If It Aint Old Frank
360
Everybody Is Crying
595
A New Country Is Being Born
616
Afterword
634
Bibliography
727
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About the author (2008)

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a teacher at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor: The Home Front in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award–winning film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the New York Times bestselling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, the writer Richard N. Goodwin.

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