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Eleanor Roosevelt's Daring Journey to the 

Frontlines and Back

"This action-packed and suspenseful wartime drama vividly captures the selfless grit and tenderness of Eleanor Roosevelt’s battle-zone leadership."  —David Michaelis, author of ELEANOR


In August 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt journeyed to the Pacific Theater, where the United States was at war with Japan. A goodwill tour, diplomatic mission, and fact-finding foray, the 25,000-mile trip was further, longer, and more dangerous than any previously undertaken by the well-traveled First Lady. 

The First Lady of World War II follows Eleanor on this daring trek, taken under arduous conditions in a theater of war that sprawled over vast ocean distances. The trip, which demonstrated how dramatically she had transformed the role of First Lady, still stands in the words of a reporter at the timeas "the most remarkable journey any president’s wife has ever made."

Hardcover  •  288 pages •  $26.99 U.S.  •  978-1-7282-5661-0

Includes a 16-page photo insert • Sourcebooks

Audiobook • 11 hours 45 minutes • 978-1-7050-8601-8 • Recorded Books

Includes an archived recording of Eleanor Roosevelt's address to women in Wellington, NZ, on August 29, 1943

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A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West, 2nd ed.


Novel Destinations invites readers to follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, discover the scenes that sparked their imaginations, glimpse the lives they led, and share a bit of the experiences they transformed so eloquently into print. If you're looking to indulge in literary adventure, you'll find all the inspiration and information you need here.

"A fun read whether for armchair travelers or actual literary pilgrims."

Chicago Tribune


The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads


Classic writers were far from solitary creative geniuses holed up with only their ink-stained manuscripts to keep them company. From Robert Louis Stevenson's globetrotting romance to Agatha Christie's reinvention after a devastating divorce, Writers Between the Covers reveals literary history's most captivating loves, lusts, and longings.

"A compulsively readable, juicy assemblage of scandalous true-life tales that sheds light on some of the great works of literature, and the behavior that inspired it." —Bronwyn Miller,

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