Suzanne Toren delivers this absorbing discussion of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's contributions to the nation during WWII. She expanded the role of first lady during wartime by becoming actively involved in social issues and by traveling widely. In 1943, Eleanor visited with troops stationed in the Pacific Theater, providing practical support through the Red Cross and attempting to bolster troop morale. Toren's grounded characterizations of well-known historical figures are based on personality and tone, rather than imitation. As the author highlights the public's divided opinions on Eleanor, Toren expresses the gruff frankness and admiration of enlisted men and officers in their reports and letters home. An archived radio broadcast of Eleanor's speech to New Zealanders concludes the production. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2023
CD ISBN 9781705085998 $94.75 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798212530804 $41.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781705086018 $29.99
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