University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook is a distinguished professor of history at John Jay College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. In addition to her biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt, her other books include "The Declassified Eisenhower" and "Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution." She was featured on air in Ken Burns’s recent documentary, "The Roosevelts."

Scheduled events:
Political Legacies: Thomas Jefferson and Eleanor Roosevelt
How the legacies of Jefferson and Roosevelt have been re-interpreted, depending on political viewpoints and the tenor of the times.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Andrew Burstein, Blanche Wiesen Cook
Moderator: Annette Kolodny
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was a highly effective, visionary, and outspoken crusader for many social causes. Two award-winning biographers of Eleanor’s life portray both the public and private sides of this much-admired and controversial First Lady.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Susan Quinn
Moderator: Douglas Brinkley

Eleanor Roosevelt: Vol.3, The War Years and After, 1939-1962
History / Biography
Viking Adult
October 2016
ISBN 9780670023950
Hardcover, 720 pages
$40.00, INSTORE
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The magisterial concluding volume in the definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt Historians, politicians, critics, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt as the essential portrait of a woman who towers over the twentieth century. More/less

Eleanor Roosevelt: Vol.2 , The Defining Years, 1933-1938
History / Biography
Penguin Paperbacks
June 2000
ISBN 9780140178944
Paperback, 704 pages
$25.00, INSTORE
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Covers the years during which the First Lady and political activist witnessed the Great Depression, New Deal, and forthcoming second World War; while profiling her as a wife, mother, and visionary. More/less

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