Ladies of Courage, First Edition Signed and Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1954

Roosevelt, Eleanor and Lorena A. Hickok. Ladies Of Courage. 

New York: Putnam’s, (1954). First edition, 8vo. Signed and inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on half title. Rebound in full blue leather binding with gold-tooled raised bands. Presented with matching blue cloth archival slipcase. 

This is a first edition of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena A. Hickok’s tribute to women in America. The book is signed and inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt in black ink on the title page. 

Ladies of Courage, coauthored by Roosevelt with her close friend, journalist Lorena Hickok, honors the struggle and political achievements of women. Hickok, who "ranks among the most important woman journalists of the 20th century… entered Eleanor Roosevelt's life at a pivotal moment and became her greatest source of emotional sustenance as she began to redefine the role of First Lady" (Beasley et al., Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia, 236).

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