No Ordinary Time - by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Paperback)
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About the BookPresenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work paints a detailed, intimate portrait of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and provides a brilliant narrative account of America during wartime. of photos.
Book SynopsisDoris Kearns Goodwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about the relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how it shaped the nation while steering it through the Great Depression and the outset of World War II. 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.
"A tale rendered nearly seamless by Goodwin's skills as a reporter and writer, and by the immense entanglement of her subjects' private and public lives. How their talents, insecurities, and demons impacted on the country and the world will be much better understood with the publication of this remarkable book."-- "Chicago Sun-Times"
"A thoroughly terrific and important work, a valuable addition to Roosevelt literature. . . . Goodwin has deftly reminded us just how extraordinary FDR and Eleanor were in 'no ordinary times.'"-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"Engrossing . . . No Ordinary Time is no ordinary book. . . . An ambitiously conceived and imaginatively executed participant's eye view of the United States in the war years. . . . The sheer abundance of colorful biographical anecdotes and the cumulative weight of telling detail sustain an atmosphere of immediacy and leave a lastingly vivid impression."-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"Goodwin has pulled off the double trick of making Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt seem so monumental as to have come from a very distant past, and at the same time so vital as to have been alive only yesterday."-- "The New York Times"
"The Roosevelt marriage is endlessly gripping because it was so consequential. . . . The reader feels like a resident in the White House."-- "The Boston Globe"
About the AuthorDoris Kearns Goodwin's work for President Johnson inspired her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for Team of Rivals, in part the basis for Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, about the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her last book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times was the inspiration for the History Channel docuseries on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, which she executive produced.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.26 Inches (H) x 6.08 Inches (W) x 1.33 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.89 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 768
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Street Date: October 1, 1995
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9752
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.33 inches length x 6.08 inches width x 9.26 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.89 pounds
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