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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Summary
Russell Freedman

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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Summary

Plot Summary

Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery, is the story of Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, champion of the weak and poor, UN delegate and one of the most beloved figures in American history. Sixteen years after Franklin Roosevelt died and she vacated her post as First Lady, she was still voted the country's most popular person—winning out over presidents and generals.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a wealthy family. Both her mother and father came from New York's high society. Eleanor was the first child of the handsome sportsman, Elliot Roosevelt, and his wife Anna, a legendary beauty and glamorous woman. Eleanor felt a remoteness from her mother at an early age which she attributed to her plain—she even said ugly—appearance. Anna placed a great deal of importance on beauty and Eleanor knew from an early age that she fell far short...

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