[O]ffers fascinating glimpses into the corners of ER's life usually overlooked in the blaze of her triumphs....[W]ill prove an invaluable reference tool....This book belongs in every library.
...the work by the writers of ^IThe Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia^R provides invaluable insight into her multiple interests and varied lifestyle and how her life affected both women's history and mass media history.
That Eleanor Roosevelt was a complex twentieth century woman is illustrated throughout the volume, which brings together in a scholarly yet readable style the many facets of her life and career. This encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.
Eleanor Roosevelt remains a model for women's advocacy, and this volume will be helpful to students who need to learn more about her.
[T]his volume provides a user-friendly resource that will be invaluable to teachers and students at the middle through high school levels. It makes for fascinating reading.
This unique reference source about an extraordinary American Woman is not only chock full of information, but also fascinating reading. This work is highly recommended for all collections serving audiences in U.S., twentieth-century, and women's history.
I have no doubt that the Encyclopedia will be of immense value to historians, editors, journalists, Rooseveltians and interested citizens. It is at once a guide to the life and works of perhaps the most distinguished American woman of the century and a stimulus to further scholarship both in Roosevelt studies and in women's history.
Our fascination with Eleanor Roosevelt grows larger with each passing year. This splendid encyclopedia offers an expansive, near-definitive exploration of her life and times. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who seeks to understand the meaning of the 20th century United States.
[A] wonderful introduction to Eleanor Roosevelt's unprecedented, exhilarating and ardent life...this encyclopedia is a basic and essential guide to her multiple interests and many lives.