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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I read this almost 20 years ago, about the time it was published. At that time, I struggled through the book. I hadn’t done much reading about the World War II era and was unfamiliar with many of the ... Read full review

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It is hard to imagine popular history being better--or more definitive. Using dozens of interviews, diary citations, private correspondence, oral histories, and more traditional sources, the reader ... Read full review

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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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Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin.

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