Just A. Bean's Reviews > The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell Scott
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Jul 18, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: american, history, lgbt, non-fiction, wwii

I knew very little about Mrs Roosevelt and nothing about Pauli Murray going in, and loved finding out about them. The book primarily focuses on Murray and her life, with the interactions with ER highlighted and context of ER's life at those times added. It doesn't shy away from their weaknesses and mistakes, which is nice in a positive bio. I felt that it gave me a strong understanding of both women, and of how their interactions with politics changed over the years. I now want to read bios of all the other amazing women they crossed paths with along the way.
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Reading Progress

June 7, 2017 – Started Reading
June 7, 2017 – Shelved
June 18, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: american
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: history
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: lgbt
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 18, 2017 – Shelved as: wwii

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