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Eleanor Roosevelt

A Life of Discovery

by Russell Freedman

Paperback, 198 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $11.95 |

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Eleanor Roosevelt
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A Life of Discovery
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In a sympathetic and sensitive portrayal of the United States' longest-serving first lady, Russell Freedman follows Roosevelt from her difficult childhood to her years in the White House during her husband's four terms to her work with the United Nations following FDR's death.