Grandmere

Grandmere

A Personal History of Eleanor Roosevelt

Book - 2002
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A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt by her grandson shares personal family stories of a remarkable woman and provides a glimpse into the life and accomplishments of a woman who changed the course of twentieth-century history.

Blackwell North Amer
First Lady, diplomat, social activist, political visionary - Eleanor Roosevelt towers as the most beloved woman of the twentieth century. Now, accompanied by over two hundred full-color and black-and-white, rarely seen archival and family photographs, here is the most revealing and intimate biography of this extraordinary person ever written. Its author is Eleanor's own grandson, who has cherished this complex and gifted woman all his life and, like all Roosevelt grandchildren, called her Grandmere.
To this celebrated public profile David B. Roosevelt lends both his own research into family archives and his unrivaled individual insight, as someone uniquely touched by Eleanor's living presence. This is his "Grandmere" who hosted famed friends at the idyllic family home in Val-Kill, New York, as he ran through its rooms dressed as her "little cowboy"; the unprepossessing "great lady" who greeted a troupe of white-gloved English debutantes in her wet bathing suit, exclaiming, "I invited you to a picnic!; and the friend of the classical and popular arts escorting the young author backstage to meet Broadway actress Mary Martin, who was as visibly excited about meeting Eleanor Roosevelt as Eleanor's stagestruck grandson was excited about meeting the star of Peter Pan.

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Illustrated with dozens of never-before-seen family photographs, this unusual biography of Eleanor Roosevelt by her grandson shares personal family stories of a remarkable woman and provides an intimate glimpse into the life and accomplishments of a woman who changed the course of twentieth-century history. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Warner ; Godalming : Melia, 2002
ISBN: 9780446527347
0446527343
Branch Call Number: 973.917 ROOSE ROOSE
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes: "With a special conbribution by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands"
"Introduction by Mike Wallace"
"Foreword by Allida M. Black"

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