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On My Own

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The Years Since The White House.
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published 1958 by Harper and Brothers
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Feb 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Reading this book was like sitting on Mrs. Roosevelt's couch, visiting over Roastaroma tea and milk as I received counsel, inspiration, correction, disagreement, delight, and admiration of this remarkable political figure, woman, mother.
Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This memoir of Eleanor's work with the UN is just a glimpse of her extraordinary life, albeit a very inspiring one . Eleanor is one of my heroes- and yes this book is a good example of why.
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bios-memoirs
Read the three chapters re: her work with the UN.

Ch. V With the UN in London: Learning the Ropes
Ch. VIII "My Most Important Task" The Human Rights Commission
Ch. IX The Paris Sessions: Successes and Some Failures

Only 4 stars b/c I wish she had written more!
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Classic Eleanor Roosevelt! worth the read to get to know the woman a bit better.
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