Books That Inspire 2003

Eleanor Roosevelt, vol I, 1884-1933
Blanche Wiesen Cook

Throughout my life incredibly strong women have influenced me. While my mother has been the perfect role model for instilling self worth, my studies in history introduced me to Eleanor Roosevelt and “ER” easily became my proxy mentor. Her lifelong belief in the power of being socially passionate and compassionate has inspired my social consciousness. Cook’s biography of “ER” brings the life of this incredible woman into focus. You find a woman of wealth and stature choosing to use her influence and social standing to fight for dignity and security for all women and men. “ER” is a powerful and courageous historical icon that inspires me to inspire others.
Jackie Farley
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