Join us as we welcome Blanche Wiesen Cook for a reading and conversation devoted to her three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884–1933; Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933–1938; and Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962. For this event, Blanche will be joined by Women & Children First co-founders Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon who will kick off and help moderate the conversation.
Volume One of Cook's trilogy was awarded the 1992 Biography prize from the Los Angeles Times. NPR included the third volume in its "Best books of 2016". Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, Cook’s trilogy is an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political leader of our century.
Blanche Wiesen Cook is a distinguished professor of history at John Jay College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. In addition to her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, her other books include The Declassified Eisenhower and Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution. She was featured on air in Ken Burns’s recent documentary, The Roosevelts.