|Blanche Wiesen Cook.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||670 / 2016|
While President Franklin Roosevelt marshaled the country through World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt's core issues—economic security, New Deal reforms, and racial equality—were often sidelined, resulting in strains on their relationship. As Eleanor negotiated the fractures in the close circle of women around her at her cottage, Val-Kill, she grew confident in her own vision, even when her beliefs clashed with government policies on such issues as neutrality, refugees, and the threat of communism. In this conclusion to the trilogy— one of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016—Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses how FDR's death in 1945 changed Eleanor's world, but she was far from finished, returning to the spotlight as a crucial player in the founding of the United Nations.