No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

By Doris Kearns Goodwin
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"No Ordinary Time" by Doris Kearns Goodwin is a captivating non-fiction book that chronicles the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.

Set during World War II, the book delves into the extraordinary partnership between the President and First Lady, as they navigate the complexities of leading a nation at war while simultaneously dealing with personal struggles and political challenges.

Goodwin skillfully intertwines their personal lives with the broader context of the war, offering a vivid portrayal of the Roosevelts' unique perspectives, both politically and emotionally. Through meticulous research and interviews, she uncovers the behind-the-scenes machinations that shaped the Roosevelt administration and influenced the course of the war.

The author highlights Eleanor's tireless efforts as an advocate for civil rights and social reform, while also exploring the tensions within her marriage and her quest for personal fulfillment. Similarly, Franklin's leadership style and political maneuvering are thoroughly examined, revealing his ability to inspire the nation and navigate the complexities of international diplomacy.

Goodwin brings to life the key players of the era, from Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin to Harry Hopkins and Averell Harriman. Through their interactions with the Roosevelts, she uncovers the intricate web of relationships and alliances that played a pivotal role in shaping the world as we know it today.

"No Ordinary Time" is a meticulously researched and beautifully written account of a transformative period in American history. Goodwin's compelling narrative paints a vivid picture of the Roosevelts' extraordinary lives and their enduring impact on both the nation and the world.
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