No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II (Unabridged)
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Pulitzer Prize Winner, History, 1995 No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records of the president's and first lady's comings and goings, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime and the Roosevelts' extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family. Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how Franklin Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.
Terrific sociological perspective of America at home during WWII
Loved this book for its unique perspective not only into the personal lives of the Roosevelts, but for all it shared on how the fight for democracy abroad shaped our democracy at home. One of my favorite period reads.