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Eleanor Roosevelt
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  • Harry Truman called Eleanor Roosevelt the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her work with the United Nations and other human rights achievements.
  • Built in 1927 under the auspices of Eleanor Roosevelt, it was the first federal women’s prison, intended as a reformatory.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • At the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt dashed off a letter to her daughter, Anna, urging her to get her children off the West Coast.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Mattie didn’t hear Eleanor Roosevelt’s speech, naturally, but she had lived here a very long time.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • In my mind she looked like Eleanor Roosevelt.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • What about Eleanor Roosevelt?
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The likes of Eleanor Roosevelt declared we ought to come forth with aid and bring those poor children into the twentieth century.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She actually liked Malcolm X. She put him in nearly the same category as her other civil rights heroes, Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedys-any Kennedy.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Helen Chambers was homely and dignified in the manner of Eleanor Roosevelt.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • "Eleanor Roosevelt had complained that the Marines were a bunch of savages after a few had broken up some West Coast bars," Leo remembered.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Eighteen months ago, Walker was asked to leave the army after telling a newspaper reporter that Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were most likely Communists.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • So I have my suspicions about Eleanor Roosevelt.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was active in Democratic politics and helped shape her husband’s New Deal programs while he was president.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The first twenty programs in the series included essays from a senator, several business leaders, a labor leader, two college presidents, a movie producer, a philosophy professor, a baseball umpire, and two certified national icons: Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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