Summary of No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Includes Analysis
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 39'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…
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