"We will have to want peace, want it enough to pay for it, before it becomes an accepted rule": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's This Troubled World; Signed by Her on a Laid in White House Card

  • This Troubled World.

This Troubled World.

Item Number: 5058

New York: H.C. Kinsey & Company, 1938.

First edition of this work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on a laid in White House card. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with toning to the spine.

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, she continued to be an internationally prominent author and speaker for the New Deal coalition. She was a suffragist who worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women. In the 1940s, she was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Eleanor Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Congress. During her time at the United Nations chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.