No Ordinary Time

No Ordinary Time

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the Home Front in World War II

Book - 1994
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In a portrayal of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the war years, this work illuminates the partnership that raised America from the Depression, forged military victory, and transformed the nation into a superpower.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Simon & Schuster, c1994.
ISBN: 9780671642402
0671642405
Characteristics: 759 pages, [32] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm.

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ladydiarma
May 30, 2015

First off - Doris Kearns Goodwin is by far and away my favorite historian! She has such an engaging style of writing so that you feel she is really introducing you to people she knows well and cares for.

So many books about WWII are about military strategy and victories or defeats. But here, Goodwin takes us into the homefront - both for the country and for the Roosevelts themselves.

If you read this book and watch Ken Burns' documentary series - you will know both the good and the bad of these individuals and all that they brought to our country!

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Swede52
Dec 02, 2010

An intimate portrait of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt set against one of the most revolutionary periods of the the United States. History came alive for me in the massive study.

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goglover
Jul 17, 2008

Excellent insight into FDR through WWII. It really gives a good feel for the social and political environment within the US during this time,

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