No Ordinary Time - Doris Kearns Goodwin

No Ordinary Time

By Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Release Date: 2008-06-30
  • Genre: United States
Score: 4
From 130 Ratings


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.


  • Great piece of history!

    By Karinacor
    This is probably among the top 10 books I read during my entire life!!! Really well written and makes you feel like you are standing there as an observant of life in the White House during WWII.
  • No ordinary time

    By Jmbecker3
    Loved the book. Reads like a novel
  • Outstanding

    By dkommer
    DKG has such a sense of story. I read Bully Pulpit and was inspired to read presidential biographies through to Ronald Reagan. I was so pleased that my FDR bio was another Kearns-Goodwin book. You will feel a sense of being in the White House and can almost heard the laughter and the clinking of ice cubes in drink tumblers. Not only is the time documented but a feel for attitudes, prejudices and hope comes from each page. Enjoy No Ordinary Time.
  • No ordinary time

    By Radflyer
    This book was able to help a baby boomer gain a clarity of understanding and discovery of little known, but important events that lead to WWII, carried us through the war and shaped the way we behaved after the armistice. No school-based history course could contain the volumes of information and discussions that were presented in this volume. I yearned for more reading time until I reached the conclusion.
  • No Ordinary Time

    By M & W's Grandma Connie
    Outstanding. Eleanor and Franklin were extraordinary people.
  • No ordinary tin me

    By aasdfkljsdklfj
    Marvelous! Simply marker