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No ordinary time : Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the home front in World War II

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The United States of 1940, an isolationist country divided along class lines, still suffering the ravages of a decade-long depression, and woefully unprepared for war, was unified by a common threat and by the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. At the center of the country's transformation was the complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1940-1945
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
No ordinary time.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)904212010
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN: 0671642405 9780671642402 0684804484 9780684804484
OCLC Number: 30736131
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for History, 1995.
Description: 759 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
"The decisive hour has come" --
"A few nice boys with BB guns" --
"Back to the Hudson" --
"Living here is very oppressive" --
"No ordinary time" --
"I am a juggler" --
"I can't do anything about her" --
"Arsenal of democracy" --
"Business as usual" --
"A great hour to live" --
"A completely changed world" --
"Two little boys playing soldier" --
"What can we do to help?" --
"By god, if it ain't Old Frank!" --
"We are striking back" --
"The greatest man I have ever known" --
"It is blood on your hands" --
"It was a sight I will never forget" --
"I want to sleep and sleep" --
"Suspended in space" --
"The old master still had it" --
"So darned busy" --
"It is good to be home" --
"Everybody is crying" --
"A new country is being born" --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Local System Bib Number:
248277

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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  Read more...
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