Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman

Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman By Steve Neal, Eleanor and Harry The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S Truman Eleanor and Harry even the title makes you want to pick up this book That s a symbol of its value in drawing us into history Since we know from hindsight that these two people helped to shape our worl
  • Title: Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman
  • Author: Steve Neal
  • ISBN: 9780743202435
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman By Steve Neal, Eleanor and Harry even the title makes you want to pick up this book That s a symbol of its value in drawing us into history.Since we know from hindsight that these two people helped to shape our world, we also understand that history is made by Eleanors and Harrys and that we could be one of them Steve Neal has paid us the ultimate honor of creating a book th Eleanor and Harry even the title makes you want to pick up this book That s a symbol of its value in drawing us into history.Since we know from hindsight that these two people helped to shape our world, we also understand that history is made by Eleanors and Harrys and that we could be one of them Steve Neal has paid us the ultimate honor of creating a book that empowers its readers from the Foreword, by Gloria Steinem This collection of the never before seen correspondence of Harry S Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt sheds important light on the relationship between two giants of twentieth century American history.While researching his previous book, Harry and Ike, Steve Neal came upon a trove of letters between President Harry S Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt that had never been published At the time they were written, the former first lady was Truman s appointee to the UN delegation the highest ranking woman in his administration These letters, collected in Eleanor and Harry, reveal the extraordinary story of a deep, often stormy, and enduring friendship throughout one of the most important eras in American history.Eleanor and Harry grew up in different worlds Their alliance was often strained, as they represented diverse, and sometimes opposing, political traditions Truman, who had spent much of his youth on a Missouri farm, reflected the values and work ethic of rural America Eleanor, born into New York society, was a constant advocate of reform Despite their differences, they maintained a warm and sympathetic correspondence after Truman took office, and he designated Mrs Roosevelt the First Lady of the World In than 250 letters, readers will discover Eleanor and Harry s discussion of the beginning of the Cold War, the rebuilding of postwar Europe, the creation of the state of Israel, and the start of the modern civil rights movement Mrs Roosevelt pressed Truman to give women influence in his administration and declined to endorse his renomination in 1948, but she supported his difficult decision to drop the atomic bomb, his military intervention in Korea, and his controversial firing of General Douglas MacArthur Though they disagreed on several occasions and Mrs Roosevelt often offered to resign from the UN delegation, Truman valued her advice too much to allow her to quit They remained close friends until her death in 1962 Eleanor and Harry is an uncommonly personal look at some of the momentous events of the twentieth century and offers a rare, intimate insight into the challenging and enriching friendship between two great Americans.
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    1. Steve Neal

      Born in 1949, Steve Neal earned a bachelor s degree from the University of Oregon and a master s in journalism from Columbia University During his career in journalism, he worked for a number of newspapers, most notably as a political columnist for the Chicago Sun Times.

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    1. What an endearing read I found this for 2.00 at an antique store The correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman commenced after the death of FDR and continued throughout their lives These letters cover a variety of topics from foreign diplomacy to immigration to UN delegation Although Truman and Roosevelt often portray differing opinions on politics, the letters remain courteous and respectful of one another Aside from the historical and political significance of this work, the ar [...]


    2. The correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S Truman after Truman became president until Eleanor s death along with commentary that helps to put the letter s in context.Although the two didn t always agree and Eleanor s children frequently took positions and actions to undermine Truman s goals, they remained friends.Provides great insights into post war America and the start of the cold war.


    3. Just excellent The letters between these two indomitable leaders are intelligent, straightforward, and always respectful, even in times of disagreement The editor, Steve Neal, does a wonderful job of placing each set of letters in historical context, so that the reader understands both the content of the letters and the points of view of the writers I didn t think I could respect either of these historical figures than I already did, but I stand most happily corrected.


    4. The best way to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt s relationship with President Harry Truman is to read their letters to each other The editor did a fine job fo putting the letters in context and helping the reader identify the other people mentioned in their letters I found this to be an excellent book about 2 people that I admire.


    5. I wish Eleanor Roosevelt could be our next president Although the letters in this book were written between these two extraordinary people starting in 1945 at the death of FDR, many of Ms Roosevelt s comments ring just as true and relevant now, 60 years later A wonderful insight into American history



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