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F details Goodwin weaves together a number of story lines the Roosevelt’s marriage partnership Eleanor’s life as First Lady FDR’s White House its impact on Am. Remind me to never read a book this big in the middle of a busy school semesterThroughout the book I found myself slightly disappointed by FDR He isn t lovable or heroic and there are times that I really uestion his integrity especially in his relationships and his resistance to stepping down after his first two terms So although the book is thorough and full of information and anecdotes and although there are lots of things to point to that he did well I find I cannot give it a higher rating because I could never really get behind FDR like I could when I read about Teddy Roosevelt John Adams or Lincoln On the other hand I was very surprised at how important and interesting Eleanor Roosevelt was What a lady

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No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front in World War II

Winner of the Pulitzer for History No Ordinary Time is a chronicle of one of the most vibrant revolutionary periods in US history With an extraordinary collection o. A truly memorable book Doris Kearns Goodwin is a fine writer who manages to transform seemingly insignificant snippets of data into compelling readingThis volume covers the period from May 1939 to April 1945 and focuses on what was going on in the US through the actions and writings of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and others close to them It truly deserves its Pulitzer Prize and the four or other awards and accolades it garneredI consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about the period the book covers but I discovered a ton of new information Goodwin also not only relates the facts she is not afraid to state what she sees as the implications of what has happened A prime example is the beginning of the i

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Erica as well as on a world at war Goodwin melds these into an intimate portrait of Eleanor Franklin Roosevelt of the time during which a new modern America was bor. Doris Kearns Goodwin s No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front In World War II is no ordinary book In fact it is great And to drive the point even further let me repeat that it is GREATMrs Goodwin is an American treasure her contributions as a historian are extraordinary Whether she is dissecting Lincoln s Presidency in Team of Rivals or Teddy Roosevelt s friendship and rivalry with President Taft in The Bully Pulpit or her heartwarming tribute to baseball and the Brooklyn Dodgers in Wait Till Next Year or her amazing detailed and poignant portrait of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the above reviewed book one is always left breathless and in awe of her writing and certainly educat


10 thoughts on “No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front in World War II

  1. says:

    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No Ordinary Time is an unusual World War II book There are no descriptions of clashing

  2. says:

    A truly memorable book Doris Kearns Goodwin is a fine writer who manages to transform seemingly insignificant snippets of data into compellin

  3. says:

    I'm reminded of the saying If you want to learn something read non fiction I am learning the answers to uestions I didn't know I had Exactly how did the internment of the Japanese get started? When were land mines invented? What was Eleanor Roosevelt really like? It was around this time that Executive Order 880

  4. says:

    Kearns Goodwin’s “No Ordinary Time Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front in World War II was published in 1994 and won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995 Goodwin is an author and presidential historian who has written about Abraham Lincoln John F Kennedy LBJ Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard TaftThis 636

  5. says:

    Remind me to never read a book this big in the middle of a busy school semesterThroughout the book I found myself slightly disappointed by FDR He isn't lovable or heroic and there are times that I really uestion his integrity especially in his relationships and his resistance to stepping down after his first two terms So although the book is thorough and full of information and anecdotes and although there are lots of things to p

  6. says:

    I took a long time reading this book because it was like time travel like seeing into the past NO ORDINARY TIME is a marvelously researched and rendered account of perhaps the most important and influential marriage in American history Franklin and Eleanor's relationship is fascinating so complicated and extraordinary and yet so human and in its own way familiar Eleanor to her eternal credit and the benefit of our country was a tireless c

  7. says:

    No Ordinary Time is a uniue blend of biography and WWII history from the US perspective Many biographies have been written about both Eleanor and Franklin so as in Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit Goodwin chose to take a different approach She does an excellent job and pulls it off beautifully The book covers primarily the years 1941 through 1945 the time that the United States is involved in WWII However s

  8. says:

    Doris Kearns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt The Home Front In World War II is no ordinary book In fact it is great And to drive the point even further let me repeat that it is GREATMrs Goodwin is an American treasure her contributions as a historian are extraordinary Whether she is dissecting Lincoln's Presidency

  9. says:

    Fascinating meticulously researched well written and unforgettable it’s no wonder No Ordinary Time won the Pulitzer Prize for history the Harold Washington Literary Award the New England Bookseller Association Award the

  10. says:

    Amazing personal look into the Roosevelt’s before and during a difficult time in our history I cannot believe the research that went into this book