Book News Hillary Clinton has a long way to go to catch up to the prolific Eleanor Roosevelt, as this collection of 126 of the former first lady's articles and speeches attests. Essays on human rights and democratic responsibilities, originally published in titles such as the New York Times , Look , and Ladies' Home Journal , demonstrate the development of her style from a self-effacing political journalist to a self-assured activist. Subjects include civil rights, education, women, the United Nations, and human rights. Includes b&w photos, and a bibliographic essay. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most important women in American history. An indefatigable champion of human rights, ER represented all that was good about democracy. Through her books, speeches, and articles she gave the world a clear vision of human rights and democratic responsibilities. The one-hundred-and-twenty-six of her articles and speeches published here are the first compilation of ER's essential arguments. The book traces the development of her style from that of a self-effacing political journalist to a self-assured, unabashed activist for democracy and human rights. In ER's words, it documents her explanation of the issues central to a just society - the rights of all people, regardless of nationality, sex, age, wealth, or race and the inherent responsibility of democratic citizenship.