SIGNED FIRST EDITION OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1961

  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

$2,200.00

Item Number: 12024

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961.

First edition of the final autobiography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half title page. Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Copies of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography are rare signed and inscribed, as it was published only one year before her death. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography, published only one year before her death in November 1962, revisits and continues This is My Story, published in 1937. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who gradually ascended in the world of New York politics to reach the presidency in 1932. Throughout his three terms, Eleanor Roosevelt was not only intimately involved in FDR's personal and political life but also led women's organizations and youth movements, and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and better housing standards. During World War II she traveled with her husband to meet leaders of many powerful nations; after his death in 1945 she worked as a UN delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, newspaper columnist, Democratic Party activist, and diplomat, and was a world traveler. By the end of her life, Eleanor Roosevelt was recognized around the world for her fortitude and commitment to the ideals of liberty and human rights. Her autobiography constitutes a self-portrait no biography can match for its candor and liveliness, wisdom, tolerance, and breadth of view—a self-portrait of one of the greatest American humanitarians of our time.

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