No Ordinary Time - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 25 Summary

Most of this chapter is a summation of Eleanor Roosevelt's achievements, just as the last chapter was about those of Franklin Roosevelt.

First, however, the author writes about Eleanor's last days in the White House. She met with Bess and Margaret Truman for a tour of the building. The Trumans were appalled by the fact that everything was in bad shape. The draperies were rotting and the rugs were dirty. There were also rats. Eleanor had taken no interest in the White House itself and had not spent the governmental allowance for its upkeep. Only two weeks after FDR's death, the allies declared victory in Europe. Victory in Japan occurred soon after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. President Truman appointed Eleanor Roosevelt as this country's first Ambassador to the United Nations in December 1945.

Eleanor forgave her daughter, Anna...

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