No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

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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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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.
 
Published June 30, 2008 by Simon & Schuster. 771 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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One element creating tension was tactical politics: FDR, seeing increased arms production as crucial to the war effort, sought to close the divide between businessmen and his administration, while Eleanor prodded him not to forget about labor, civil rights, and Jewish refugees.

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No previous biography of a president has given so complete a picture of how private lives and political questions intersect uniquely for the residents of the White House.

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The author paints an image of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt so vivid and real that as you listen to the story you feel you are reliving the exciting history of that time with them.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of No Ordinary Time: Franklin an...

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Goodwin is not judgmental about Eleanor's intimate friendships with her young protege Joe Lash and former reporter Lorena Hickok or about Franklin's with sometime secretaries Lucy Mercer and Marguerite "Missy" LeHand.

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