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No Ordinary Time

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

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-11-05
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1476750572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; The Home Front in World War II

by Instaread

  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release : 2015-02-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin is a unique blend of history and biography, exploring the leadership and personal relationships of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and his wife, Eleanor. The book also explores how they, and their inner circle, managed crisis after crisis, from the Nazi invasion of Western Europe in May 1940 through FDR's death in April 1945. Their unique husband and wife, president and first lady, partnership was the driving force not only behind US and Allied success, but also in improving US society at home despite the challenges of war. In May of 1940, Hitler launched an attack on Western Europe. At the time, the Roosevelts were busy with the work of pulling a struggling nation forward out of the Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in the history of the US and the world. The Roosevelt Administration made history and redefined the relationship between…

Blind Bombing

Blind Bombing
How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II

by Norman Fine

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2019-12
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1640122818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Late in 1939 Nazi Germany was poised to overrun Europe and extend Adolf Hitler’s fascist control. At the same time, however, two British physicists invented the resonant cavity magnetron. About the size of a hockey puck, it unlocked the enormous potential of radar exclusively for the Allies. Since the discovery of radar early in the twentieth century, development across most of the world had progressed only incrementally. Germany and Japan had radar as well, but in just three years, the Allies’ new radar, incorporating the top-secret cavity magnetron, turned the tide of war from doubtful to a known conclusion before the enemy even figured out how. The tactical difference between the enemy’s primitive radar and the Allies’ new radar was similar to that between a musket and a rifle. The cavity magnetron proved to be the single most influential new invention contributing to winning the war in Europe. Norman Fine tells the relatively unknown story of radar’s transformation from a technical curiosity to a previously unimaginable offensive weapon. We meet scientists and warriors critical to the story of radar and its pressure-filled development and implementation. Blind Bombing brings to light two characters who played an integral role in the story as it unfolded: one, a brilliant and opinionated scientist, the other, an easygoing twenty-one-year-old caught up in the peacetime draft. This unlikely pair and a handful of their cohorts pioneered a revolution in warfare. They formulated new offensive tactics by trying, failing, and persevering, ultimately overcoming the naysayers and obstructionists on their own side and finally the enemy.

The Character Factor

The Character Factor
How We Judge America's Presidents

by James P. Pfiffner

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 160344629X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation The American president's character matters. To most Americans, it matters deeply. But how do we define what character means, and why can't we agree? In this sober, probing consideration of "the character factor" and the presidency, veteran political analyst James P. Pfiffner leads us through a survey of three aspects of presidential character that have proved problematic for recent chief executives: lies, promise-keeping, and sexual probity. His goal is not to tell us which presidents have been "good" and which "bad." Rather, he helps us think critically and impartially about complex character issues and invites us to reach our own conclusions. The Character Factor avoids both moral judgments and cynicism. It helps us look at our presidents (and our presidential candidates) without illusions, knowing that flawed men can still be great leaders but that some flaws deserve defeat at the polls--or even the ultimate presidential sanction, impeachment.

Tales in Ordinary Time

Tales in Ordinary Time
A Book

by Thomas Kiske

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-12-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781456830465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Adultery

Adultery
A Book

by Deborah L. Rhode

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2016-03-14
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0674969774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite declining prohibitions on sexual relationships, Americans are nearly unanimous in condemning marital infidelity. Deborah Rhode explores why. She exposes the harms that criminalizing adultery inflicts—including civil lawsuits, job termination, and loss of child custody—and makes a case for repealing laws against adultery and polygamy.

Barred

Barred
The Shameful Refusal of FDR's State Department to Save Tens of Thousands of Europe's Jews from Extermination

by Carl L. Steinhouse

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN : 1425976271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I am 81 now and since finishing this, my first effort, ages ago I've been not a little embarrassed since then when asked, what is "BEFORE I FORGET!'' all about? My answer of "Me!" sounds awful but that's it, plus many more intriguing and interesting personalities and situations, thank goodness. My life certainly hasn't reached great prominence, but it's been by no means humdrum either so I feel it, perhaps, worth sharing with others. Suffice to say it is about growing up in Jollye Olde from 1919 to 1936; a terrific year as an Exchange Student at a great prep school in Rhode Island; returning to the UK in '37 and, promptly, starting work as a trainee in a big thread-making company. This, being a disaster, made me join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on my 20th birthday, September 13, 1939, (a) to get out of what I was doing and (b) hopefully to become a pilot! An exciting, often scary, but always fascinating war followed for seven years, which included night-fighter squadrons and experimental work; crazy situations; marriage to a girl I met when at school in Newport, and the struggle for normalcy after I was demobilized. We left the UK for the States in 1948 for sundry reasons. Then started a life with never a dull moment! Hairbrush then English car salesman; marmalade-making in our 1780 home in Hamilton, MA; radio and television in the US and in the UK; special events announcer; two children adopted; US citizen; PR Director for the New England Aquarium . . . to name but a few! The book ends with the passing of my late wife, to whom it is dedicated. Book Two of BEFORE I FORGET starts a couple of years later and is still in the works. It will be dedicated, of course, to Annie, my present wife of 33 years.

She Was One of Us

She Was One of Us
Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker

by Brigid O'Farrell

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780801462450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although born to a life of privilege and married to the President of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was a staunch and lifelong advocate for workers and, for more than twenty-five years, a proud member of the AFL-CIO's Newspaper Guild. She Was One of Us tells for the first time the story of her deep and lasting ties to the American labor movement. Brigid O'Farrell follows Roosevelt—one of the most admired and, in her time, controversial women in the world—from the tenements of New York City to the White House, from local union halls to the convention floor of the AFL-CIO, from coal mines to political rallies to the United Nations. Roosevelt worked with activists around the world to develop a shared vision of labor rights as human rights, which are central to democracy. In her view, everyone had the right to a decent job, fair working conditions, a living wage, and a voice at work. She Was One of Us provides a fresh and compelling account of her activities on behalf of workers, her guiding principles, her circle of friends—including Rose Schneiderman of the Women's Trade Union League and the garment unions and Walter Reuther, "the most dangerous man in Detroit"—and her adversaries, such as the influential journalist Westbrook Pegler, who attacked her as a dilettante and her labor allies as "thugs and extortioners." As O'Farrell makes clear, Roosevelt was not afraid to take on opponents of workers' rights or to criticize labor leaders if they abused their power; she never wavered in her support for the rank and file. Today, union membership has declined to levels not seen since the Great Depression, and the silencing of American workers has contributed to rising inequality. In She Was One of Us, Eleanor Roosevelt's voice can once again be heard by those still working for social justice and human rights.

The Unsteady March

The Unsteady March
The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America

by Philip A. Klinkner,Rogers M. Smith

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2002-04
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9780226443416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With its insights into contemporary racial politics, "The Unsteady March" offers a penetrating and controversial analysis of American race relations across two centuries.

Summary of No Ordinary Time

Summary of No Ordinary Time
By Doris Kearns Goodwin | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

  • Publisher : Idreambooks
  • Release : 2016-04-04
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9781945251573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin - A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisPreview:No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin is a unique blend of history and biography, exploring the leadership and personal relationships of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and his wife, Eleanor. The book also explores how they, and their inner circle, managed crisis after crisis, from the Nazi invasion of Western Europe in May 1940 through FDR's death in April 1945. Their unique husband and wife, president and first lady, partnership was the driving force not only behind US and Allied success, but also in improving US society at home despite the challenges of war.In May of 1940, Hitler launched an attack on Western Europe. At the time, the Roosevelts were busy with the work of pulling a struggling nation forward out of the Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in the history of the US and the world.The Roosevelt Administration made history and redefined the relationship between...Inside this Instaread:* Summary of the book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Eleanor and Hick

Eleanor and Hick
The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

by Susan Quinn

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-09-27
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1101607025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation’s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history.

Something on My Own

Something on My Own
Gertrude Berg and American Broadcasting, 1929-1956

by Glenn D. Smith, Jr.

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2015-02-25
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0815608802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1929 The Goldbergs debuted on the air, introducing Gertrude Berg—and her radio alter ego, Bronx housewife Molly Goldberg—to the nation. The show would become one of the most beloved and enduring sitcoms of Golden Age radio, and early TV. At the helm was Berg who, as creator, star, writer, and producer, became a force to be reckoned with. This multi-faceted biography provides a penetrating look at how Gertrude Berg carved a special place for herself in the annals of broadcast history. Decades before Lucille Ball, Berg triumphed as a woman of commercial and creative consequence in what was essentially a male-dominated arena. For over three decades, Berg’s "Molly" fluttered about and hung out her kitchen window dispensing motherly advice laced with engaging malapropisms, insights, and lots of "schmaltz". The show offered a warmly comedic look at the lives and dreams of working-class American Jews, and subtle insights into the nature of assimilation. While Molly, husband Jake, and Uncle David represent Old World Jewish stereotypes, children Rosalie and Sammy are as American as apple pie. Berg makes it clear that the only thing separating shtetl and middle-class new world values is style. Drawing on Gertrude Berg’s papers at Syracuse University’s Bird Library, and rare interviews with her family and colleagues, the author reveals her as shrewd, creative, and forthright. Unlike "Molly," Berg was a cultivated woman and a Columbia graduate. A pioneer in the concept of product tie-in, she parlayed the show’s popularity into a movie, short stories, and even a cookbook. In 1951 she stood up to the blacklist by refusing to fire longtime co-star Philip Loeb who was under fire by the House un-American Committee. The book also chronicles Berg’s accomplishments in theater, film, and literature.

Imperial Japan's Allied Prisoners of War in the South Pacific

Imperial Japan's Allied Prisoners of War in the South Pacific
Surviving Paradise

by C. Kenneth Quinones

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2021-09-30
  • Pages : 675
  • ISBN : 1527575462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three weeks after Imperial Japan’s surrender, five men dressed in baggy khaki uniforms stared at the camera. They and two colleagues were the only survivors out of the 210 Allied airmen which Imperial Japan had imprisoned in “paradise.” Joining them were 18 British soldiers, the only survivors of 600 of their countrymen similarly but separately imprisoned. Another 10,000 Allied soldiers and civilians were also imprisoned on the South Pacific island of New Britain. More than half died before liberation. What motivated such inhumane treatment? This book’s quest for an answer traces the genesis of Bushido, Imperial Japan’s martial code, and surveys the prisoners’ recollections of their ordeal as the Battle for Rabaul raged around them from 1942 to March 1944.

Harlem At War

Harlem At War
The Black Experience in WWII

by Nathan H. Brandt

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 1996-12-01
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780815604624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wherever black troops were trained or stationed, Brandt explains, "rage surfaced frequently, was suppressed, but was not extinguished." Using eyewitness accounts, he describes the rage Harlemites felt, the discrimination and humiliation they shared with blacks across the country. The collective anger erupted one day in Harlem when a young black soldier was shot by a white police officer. The riot, in which six blacks were killed, seven hundred injured, and six arrested, became a turning point in America's race relations and a precursor to the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.

1944

1944
FDR and the Year That Changed History

by Jay Winik

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-09-22
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1439114080
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler's waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies-but with a fateful cost. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his re-election, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But on the way, millions of more lives were still at stake as President Roosevelt was exposed to mounting evidence of the most grotesque crime in history, the Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of millions of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on an all but dying Roosevelt, whose rapidly deteriorating health was a closely guarded secret. Here then, as with D-Day, was a momentous decision for the president. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Was a rescue even possible? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world's reach, including the liberation of Europe, one challenge-saving Europe's Jews-seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt's grasp. Winik provides a stunningly fresh look at the twentieth century's most pivotal year. 1944: FDR and the Year that Changed Historyis the first book to tell these events with such moral clarity and unprecedented sweep, and a moving appreciation of the extraordinary struggles of the era's outsized figures.

The Heart of the Constitution

The Heart of the Constitution
How the Bill of Rights Became the Bill of Rights

by Gerard Magliocca

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0190271604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten amendments the Bill of Rights. When they did after 1900, the Bill of Rights was usually invoked to increase rather than limit federal authority"--

Forgotten

Forgotten
The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes

by Linda Hervieux

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 144566349X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The tale of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognised to this day

World War II

World War II
A Book

by Carl J. Schneider,Dorothy Schneider

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 1438108907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Firsthand accounts and brief biographies describe how Americans were affected by the events surrounding World War II.

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
A Book

by Elizabeth A. Brennan,Elizabeth C. Clarage

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : 9781573561112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews No Ordinary Time

100 of the Most Shocking Reviews No Ordinary Time
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

by Anna Blunt

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-03
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9785458915915
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.