Thoughts on: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery by Ann Atkins

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery: From Depression and Betrayal to “First Lady of the World” by Ann Atkins is a brief biography of the first lady aimed at the young adults (YA) crowd or adults that just want a ‘beach read’ style biography – authentic but all the academics. The book is a first in a series called “Flash History”.

  • 176 pages
  • Publisher: Flash History Press LLC
  • ASIN: B005GUTOJW

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Thoughts:
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery: From Depression and Betrayal to “First Lady of the World”
 by Ann Atkins (website) is a short, quick biography with some points to ponder while telling a good story.

The book is divided into several parts, each one starts with a “Context and Comments” section in which Ms. Atkins provides some general background about the era. The parts conclude with “Reflections for the Reader” section in which Ms. Atkins provides some general thoughts and reflections about the context of the section in comparison with today’s world.

At first I didn’t know what to think of the “Context and Comments” and “Reflections for the Reader” but, keeping the audience in mind, I came to like them. Those sections made the book relevant and history fun.

I liked this book, even though it certainly isn’t and encompassing biography (and clearly isn’t meant to be), it was well researched and written. The book is peppered with quotes from Mrs. Roosevelt, which personally were hard for me to read due to the curvy font, but I certainly got the gist.

Synopsis:
The book starts by describing Eleanor’s tribulations during her upbringing and leads into her courtship with future president Franklin Roosevelt. While Eleanor loved Franklin, she had to deal with her mother-in-law and her husband’s philandering.

The book describes how Eleanor won herself many fans using decorum in tough situations and compassion where very few could find some. Her constant struggle for social justice transformed the mild mannered girl into a feisty woman which history will remember by her own right.

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