The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt - Chapters 39-40 Summary & Analysis

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Chapters 39-40 Summary and Analysis

When Eleanor wanted to interview Premier Khrushchev, she had to put the request in writing along with a list of questions she wanted to ask. The request was granted three days before her scheduled departure and she traveled to Yalta for the interview. They discussed the questions she had prepared and she came away from the two-and-one-half hour interview feeling that Khrushchev recognized the dangers of war.

After a month in the Soviet Union, Eleanor realized the difference between life in the East and West when she reached Copenhagen where people seemed happy and could talk freely.

Eleanor discusses her second visit to Russia in Chapter Thirty-Nine. She now does not undertake projects or foreign travel unless it is for a useful purpose. She has seen most of the world and is aging. Eleanor is still worried about conditions in the Soviet Union...

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