Bibliography: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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Author Title

Asbell, Bernard, ed.

Mother and Daughter: The Letters of Eleanor and Anna Roosevelt.

Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1982.

Angelo, Bonnie

First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives.

William Morrow, 2005.

Arsenault, Raymond

The Sound of Freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert that Awakened America.

Bloomsbury Press, 2009.

Ayres, Alex, ed.

The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, an A-Z Compendium of Quotations.

Meridian, 1996.

Beasley, Maurine

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Media: A Public Quest for Self-fulfillment.

University of Illinois Press, 1987.


White House Press Conferences of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Garland, 1983.

Beasley, Maurine, et. al.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia.

Greenwood Press, 2001.

Berger, Jason

A New Deal for the World: Eleanor Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy.

Columbia University Press, 1981.

Black, Allida M.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.

Thomson Gale, 2007.


Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism.

Columbia University Press, 1996.


Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Columbia University Press, 1999.


What I Hope to Leave Behind: The Essential Essays of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Carlson Publishing, 1995.


Eleanor Roosevelt.

Carlson Publishing, 1995.

Black, Ruby

Eleanor Roosevelt, a Biography.  

Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940.

Burns, James MacGregor

The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.

Burns, Lisa M.           

First Ladies and the Fourth Estate: Press Framing of Presidential Wives.

Northern Illinois University Press, 2008.

Butturff, Dorothy Dow

Eleanor Roosevelt, An Eager Spirit: The Letters of Dorothy Dow, 1933-1945. 

W.W. Norton, 1984.

Cain, Richard

Eleanor Roosevelt's Valkill.

Arcadia, 2002.

Caroli, Betty B.

The Roosevelt Women: A Portrait in Five Generations.

Basic Books, 1998.

Chadakoff, Rochelle, ed.

Eleanor Roosevelt's My Day.

Pharos Books, 1989-1991. (3 volumes)

Cohen, Robert, ed.

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from Children of the Great Depression. 

University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Cook, Blanche Wiesen

Eleanor Roosevelt

Viking, 1992-1999.        

v. 1. 1884-1933.            

v. 2. 1933-1938.

Curtis, Sandra R.

Alice and Eleanor: A Contrast in Style and Purpose. 

Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1994.

Davis, Kenneth S.

Invincible Summer: An Intimate Portrait of the Roosevelts.

Atheneum, 1974.

Donn, Linda

The Roosevelt Cousins: Growing Up Together, 1882-1924.

 Knopf, 2001.

Douglas, Helen G.

The Eleanor Roosevelt We Remember. 

Hill and Wang, 1963.

Eaton, Jeanette

The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Morrow, 1956.

Edens, John, ed.

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Comprehensive Bibliography.    

Greenwood Press, 1994.

Flemion, Jess and Colleen M. O'Connor

Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Journey.

San Diego State University Press, 1987.

Gerber, Robin

Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage.  

Prentice Hall Press, 2003.

Ghee, Joyce and Joan Spence

Eleanor Roosevelt: A HudsonValley Remembrance.

Arcadia, 2005.

Glendon, Mary Ann

A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Random House, 2001.

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. 

Simon & Schuster, 1994.           

Gurewitsch, A. David

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Day, a Personal Album.             

Quandrangle, 1974.

Gurewitsch, Edna Perkel           

Kindred Souls: The Devoted Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt andDavid Gurewitsch. 

Penguin, 2003. 

Hareven, Tamara K

Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Conscience. 

Quadrangle Books, 1968

Harrity, Richard

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures. 

Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1958.

Hershan, Stella K.

The Candles She Lit: The Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt. 



A Woman of Quality. 

Crown Publishers, 1970.

Hickok, Lorena

Eleanor Roosevelt, Reluctant First Lady. 

Dodd, Mead,      1980.

Hoff-Wilson, Joan and Marjorie Lightman, eds.

Without Precedent: The Life and Career of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Indiana University Press, 1984.

Kearney, James R.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: The Evolution of a Reformer.         

Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Keating, Anjelina Michelle

Women Who Dare: Eleanor Roosevelt.

Pomegranate Communications/Library of Congress, 2006.

Klein, Jonas

BelovedIsland: Franklin & Eleanor and the Legacy of Campobello. 

Paul S. Erikson, 2000.

Knapp, Sally

Eleanor Roosevelt:  A Biography. 

Crowell Co., 1949.

Knepper, Cathy D.

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt through Depression and War.

Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004.

Lash, Joseph P.

Eleanor and Franklin; the Story of Their Relationship.

New American Library, 1973


Eleanor: The Years Alone. 

New American Library, 1973.


Eleanor Roosevelt: A Friend's Memoir.  

Doubleday, 1964.


"Life Was Meant to Be Lived": A Centenary Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Norton, 1984.


Love, Eleanor: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends.                                   

Doubleday, 1982.


A World of Love: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends, 1943-1962. 

Doubleday, 1984.

Lerman, Rhoda

Eleanor: A Novel. 

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.

Levy, William Turner

The Extraordinary Mrs. R.: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt. 

John Wiley, 1999.

MacLeish, Archibald

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story. 

Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

Miller, Kristie and Robert H. McGininis

A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, 1904-1953.

Arizona Historical Society, 2009.

Miringoff, Marque-Luisa

Eleanor Roosevelt: Women and Work, Considerations for the 80's. 

Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, 1981.

Myers, R. David

First Lady: A Bibliography of Selected Materials by and about Eleanor Roosevelt.  

Library of Congress, 1984.

Neal, Steve

Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. 

Scribner, 2002.

Nesbitt, Victoria Henrietta

White House Diary. 

Doubleday, 1948.

Pottker, Janice

Sara and Eleanor: The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt.

St. Martin's Press, 2004.

Purcell, Sarah J. and L. Edward Purcell

The Life and Work of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Public Affairs, 2008.

Roosevelt, Curtis

To Close to the Sun: Growing up in the Shadow of My Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor.

Public Affairs, 2008

Roosevelt, David B

Grandmère; a Personal History of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Warner Books, 2002.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Harper, 1961.


If You Ask Me.

Appleton-Century, 1946.


It Seems to Me.

Norton, 1954.


On My Own.

Harper, 1949; Dell, 1959.


This I Remember.

Harper, 1949; Doubleday, 1961.


This Is My Story.

Harper, 1937; Doubleday, 1961.


You Learn by Living.

Harper, 1960; Doubleday, 1963.

Roosevelt, Elliott

Eleanor Roosevelt, with Love: A Centenary Remembrance. 

Dutton, 1984.


Mother R.: Eleanor Roosevelt's Untold Story. 

Putnam, 1977.


A Rendezvous with Destiny: The Roosevelts of the White House. 

Dell, 1976.


An Untold Story; the Roosevelts of Hyde Park

Dell, 1974.

Roosevelt, James

My Parents: A Differing View. 

Playboy Press, 1976.

Sandifer, Irene R.

Mrs. Roosevelt As We Knew Her. 

Sandifer, 1975.

Sawyer, Kem Knapp

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Photographic Story of Life.

DK Publishing, 2006.

Scharf, Lois

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of American Liberalism.       

Twayne, 1987.

Schlup, Leonard C. and Donald W. Whisenhunt

It Seems to Me : Selected Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt.

University Press of Kentucky, 2001

Somerville, Mollie D.

Eleanor Roosevelt As I Knew Her. 

EPM Publications, 1996.

Steinberg, Alfred

Mrs. R., the Life of Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Putnam, 1958.

Streitmatter, Roger, ed.

Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. 

Free Press, 1998.

Swift, Will

The Roosevelts and the Royals: Franklin and Eleanor, the King and Queen of England, and the Friendship that Changed History.

John Wiley and Sons, 2004.

Taylor, Keith M.

American Adventure: The 1959 Journal of a Roosevelt Scholar.

Garner Books, 2009.

U.S. Congress. House.

Memorial Addresses in the House of Representatives, Together with Tributes on the Life and Ideals of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.  

U.S. G.P.O., 1966.

Ware, Susan

Beyond Suffrage, Women in the New Deal. 

Harvard University Press, 1981.


Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century. 

Norton, 1998.

Young, Dwight and Margaret Johnson

Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House from the Collections of the Library of Congress and National Archives.

National Geographic, 2008

Youngs, J. William T

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life. 

Little, Brown, 1985.