Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy-five: a global promise of peace dignity education work for every body

Join OCLW for this special lecture by Blanche Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt.

Blanche Wiesen Cook is the author of a three-volume biography about Eleanor Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884–1933 (published 1992); Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933–1938 (2000); and Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962(2016). Volume One was awarded the 1992 Biography prize from the Los Angeles Times. A New York Times review of the third volume called the entire biography a “rich portrait” of the “monumental and inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt.” NPR included the third volume in its “Best books of 2016.” She edited Toward the Great Change: Crystal and Max Eastman on Feminism, Antimilitarism, and Revolution, published in 1976, and Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution, published in 1978.Cook is also the author of The Declassified Eisenhower: A Divided Legacy of Peace and Political Warfare, which was listed as a “notable book” in 1981 by the New York Times. She is a Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY.