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Author Benedict, Marie, author.

Title The first ladies [sound recording] : a novel / Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2023]


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 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD  New Shelf  BEN    Available
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Description 12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 123000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
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audio disc sd rdacarrier
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optical rdarm
audio file rdaft
CD audio
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Tavia Gilbert and Robin Miles.
Note Title from container.
Summary The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager to make her acquaintance. Initially drawn together because of their shared belief in women's rights and the power of education, Mary and Eleanor become fast friends confiding their secrets, hopes and dreams, and holding each other's hands through tragedy and triumph. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president, the two women begin to collaborate more closely, particularly as Eleanor moves toward her own agenda separate from FDR, a consequence of the devastating discovery of her husband's secret love affair. Eleanor becomes a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights. And when she receives threats because of her strong ties to Mary, it only fuels the women's desire to fight together for justice and equality. This is the story of two different, yet equally formidable, passionate, and committed women, and the way in which their singular friendship helped form the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.
Subject Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Fiction.
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 -- Fiction.
Presidents' spouses -- Fiction.
Women civil rights workers -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Murray, Victoria Christopher, author.
Gilbert, Tavia, narrator.
Miles, Robin, narrator.
Added Title 1st ladies
ISBN 9780593684252
Music No. PRHA 13685 Penguin Audio

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