No Ordinary Time - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 11 Summary

The title of this chapter is "A Completely Changed World" because it deals with how the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, an event that put the United States into World War II.

In September 1941, the Roosevelts lost two important family members. Franklin's mother, Sara, had a stroke in June and required care until her death on September 6. Five minutes after her death, the largest oak tree on the Hyde Park estate simply toppled to the ground. Everyone who knew Sara felt they had the explanation for this strange occurrence. Franklin went into a deep grief after his mother's death, but Eleanor felt little. This made her sad because she and Sara had known each other for many decades.

Eleanor's only surviving brother, Hall, died a hard death from liver failure due to alcoholism. He suffered for several weeks. This took a toll on Eleanor...

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