First Edition of Ladies of Courage Signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok

  • Ladies of Courage.

Ladies of Courage.

Item Number: 74058

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954.

First edition of Roosevelt and Hickok’s tribute to women in America. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by both Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena A. Hickok on the front free endpaper. Small stain to the front free endpaper and a small stamp to the title page, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed.

"Eleanor Roosevelt was a figure of considerable historical consequence on two grounds. She embodied the aggressive spirit of feminism that began challenging male domination of American business and politics in the 1920s and she became… the champion of the New Deal's liberal impulse" (New York Review of Books). Ladies of Courage, coauthored by Roosevelt with her close friend, journalist Lorena Hickok, honors the struggle and political achievements of women. Hickok, who "ranks among the most important woman journalists of the 20th century… entered Eleanor Roosevelt's life at a pivotal moment and became her greatest source of emotional sustenance as she began to redefine the role of First Lady" (Beasley et al., Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia, 236).