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Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson [electronic resource] /
by Richard Henry.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
vi, 243 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
023061826X, 9780230618268
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
023061826X
9780230618268
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The United Nations : crucible of the alliance -- The 1952 campaign -- On the world stage -- Race as an issue -- A second run for the presidency -- Civil rights again -- Strains in the alliance -- Crosscurrents on race -- The 1956 Democratic National Convention -- The campaign trail again -- Aftermath : time for reflection -- The 1957 Civil Rights Bill -- The alliance loosens -- End of the alliance -- Transition -- Eleanor, Adlai, and J.F.K. -- Coda -- The summing-up.
abstract
"The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson--unexplored in depth by scholars until this study--was one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
12026396
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-236) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Richard Henry is a retired minister and independent scholar, and the author of Norbert Fabian Capek: A Spiritual Journey.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"As we continue our quest for the politics of hopea world without racism, poverty, warRichard Henry vividly restores the visions of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson. Fascinating and filled with surprises, this is a most timely book."Blanche Wiesen Cook, John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, II, and III, and The Declassified Eisenhower "Richard Henry gives us a portrait of two great American patriots who believed that politics is an honorable profession and that public service is a citizen's highest honor. Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson were devoted to peacemaking in the twentieth centuryand this book reminds us of their exceptional and inspired contributions."Newton N. Minow, law partner of Adlai Stevenson "A revealing portrait of two of our most iconic leaders, Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, and their extraordinary relationship."Stephen Schlesinger, author of Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations "While Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson are familiar figures in twentieth century political history, Richard Henry has provided new insights into their special relationship. Based on prodigious research, the author brings 'ER' and the 'Guv' to life, reminding us in our own distressing times that political discourse does not have to be hateful and societies and governments must ultimately be judged by how they treat even their least advantaged members."F. Alan Coombs, Emeritus, Department of History, University of Utah "The account of the friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, here presented largely in their own words, details their efforts to promote the U.N. and to make social reform the central mission of the Democratic Party. In doing so they built the foundations for the New Frontier and the Great Society. As Richard Henry demonstrates, they pursued their goals with a punctilious civility now so rare in American public life." John Morton Blum, Professor Emeritus, Yale University
"As we continue our quest for the politics of hopea world without racism, poverty, warRichard Henry vividly restores the visions of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson. Fascinating and filled with surprises, this is a most timely book."Blanche Wiesen Cook, John Jay College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, II, and III, and The Declassified Eisenhower"Richard Henry gives us a portrait of two great American patriots who believed that politics is an honorable profession and that public service is a citizen's highest honor. Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson were devoted to peacemaking in the twentieth centuryand this book reminds us of their exceptional and inspired contributions."Newton N. Minow, law partner of Adlai Stevenson"A revealing portrait of two of our most iconic leaders, Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, and their extraordinary relationship."Stephen Schlesinger, author of Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations"While Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson are familiar figures in twentieth century political history, Richard Henry has provided new insights into their special relationship. Based on prodigious research, the author brings 'ER' and the 'Guv' to life, reminding us in our own distressing times that political discourse does not have to be hateful and societies and governments must ultimately be judged by how they treat even their least advantaged members."F. Alan Coombs, Emeritus, Department of History, University of Utah"The account of the friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, here presented largely in their own words, details their efforts to promote the U.N. and to make social reform the central mission of the Democratic Party. In doing so they built the foundations for the New Frontier and the Great Society. As Richard Henry demonstrates, they pursued their goals with a punctilious civility now so rare in American public life." John Morton Blum, Professor Emeritus, Yale University
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Summaries
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The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevensonunexplored in depth by scholars until this studywas one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
Main Description
The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson--unexplored in depth by scholars until this study--was one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Both Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a view of politics as a moral enterprise, one in which the fulfillment of its "mission" was the betterment of the human condition. This belief was the foundation upon which their legislative initiatives were constructed. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
Main Description
The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson-unexplored in depth by scholars until this study-was one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Both Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a view of politics as a moral enterprise, one in which the fulfillment of its "mission" was the betterment of the human condition. This belief was the foundation upon which their legislative initiatives were constructed. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
Main Description
The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson'”unexplored in depth by scholars until this study'”was one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Both Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a view of politics as a moral enterprise, one in which the fulfillment of its "mission" was the betterment of the human condition. This belief was the foundation upon which their legislative initiatives were constructed. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
Main Description
The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevensonunexplored in depth by scholars until this studywas one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Both Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt shared a view of politics as a moral enterprise, one in which the fulfillment of its "mission" was the betterment of the human condition. This belief was the foundation upon which their legislative initiatives were constructed. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service.
Unpaid Annotation
"The mutually energizing and often volatile friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson--unexplored in depth by scholars until this study--was one of the last century's remarkable political alliances. Employing letters and diaries as well as contemporary media accounts, this book examines the perspectives, the convictions, the style, and the spirit that both principals brought to the calling of public service"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Part I
The United Nations, Crucible of the Alliancep. 3
Part II
The 1952 Campaignp. 33
On the World Stagep. 45
Race as an Issuep. 63
A Second Run for the Presidencyp. 71
Civil Rights Againp. 83
Strains in the Alliancep. 95
Crosscurrents on Racep. 103
The 1956 Democratic National Conventionp. 111
The Campaign Trail Againp. 123
Aftermath: Time for Reflectionp. 133
The 1957 Civil Rights Billp. 143
The Alliance Loosensp. 153
End of the Alliancep. 161
Transitionp. 167
Part III
Eleanor, Adlai, and J.F.K.p. 183
Codap. 199
The Summing-Upp. 209
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Notesp. 217
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 237
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