Boek cover What Are We For? van Eleanor Roosevelt

What Are We For?

The Words and Ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt

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uitgever Harper Perennial
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 256 pagina's
Uitgever Harper Perennial
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 181 g
Verpakking breedte 130 mm
Verpakking hoogte 18 mm
Verpakking lengte 191 mm
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From one of the world&;s most celebrated and admired public figures, Eleanor Roosevelt, a collection of her most treasured sayings&;the perfect gift for Mother&;s Day, graduation, and a new generation of feminists.

With a foreword by Speaker Nancy Pelosi

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. We&;ve all heard this powerful Eleanor Roosevelt adage&;it is, perhaps, one of her best known. A wise leader, she knew the power of words, and throughout her work as First Lady, a UN representative, and advocate for human rights, women, youth, minorities, and workers, she was a prolific writer and speaker.

Eleanor&;s wise words on government, race and ethnicity, freedom, democracy, economics, women and gender, faith, children, war, peace, and our everyday lives leap off the page in memorable quotations such as:

· One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.

· Progress is rarely achieved by indifference.

· I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don&;t make up their minds, someone will do it for them.

· Unless people are willing to face the unfamiliar they cannot be creative in any sense, for creativity always means the doing of the unfamiliar, the breaking of new ground.

&;and these are just a few.

At this politically and culturally divided moment in our nation&;s history, Eleanor Roosevelt&;s quotes have an even deeper resonance&;as moving and insightful as they are timely. What Are We For? is a celebration of a cultural icon, and a powerful reminder of Eleanor Roosevelt&;s extraordinary contributions to our country, and the world.

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