174th out of 179 books — 419 voters
Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life. Her career and commitments took her many places: colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi-occupied Berlin, Stalin's Russia, and China two months after Mao's revolution. She was a woman of unusual accomplishment—an anthropologis...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Yale University Press
(first published December 3rd 2012)
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I enjoyed getting to know Eslanda. The story is well written. I think her life is so interwoven with her husband that he get more than an equal share of this book. She was a bright light to a man that was often depressed. I loved her can -do attitude. I would have liked to have had a passage that stated what her son felt about his parents life.