Eleanor Roosevelt's Book of Common Sense Etiquette - eBook
Eleanor Roosevelt's Book of Common Sense Etiquette - eBook  -     By: Eleanor Roosevelt
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781504042291
ISBN-13: 9781504042291

Publisher's Description

In an era of incivility, discover a timeless guide to good manners from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
 
"The basis of all good human behavior is kindness," says Eleanor Roosevelt in this classic handbook, first published in 1962 as a "modern book of etiquette for modern Americans." As a politician, diplomat, and activist, as well as the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Roosevelt knew that thoughtful, civil behavior was essential to peaceful, productive relationships. In this etiquette guide, she teaches that decorum is not about strict adherence to formal rules; it is about approaching all social situations with consideration for others. She advises, "If ever you find yourself in a situation in which following a formal rule would be manifestly unkind, forget it, and be kind instead."
 
Drawing from her personal and professional experiences, Roosevelt covers a broad range of topics, including business dealings and family affairs, writing letters and receiving guests, and entertaining at home and traveling abroad. Beginning with the necessity of good manners between husband and wife, she considers the importance of courtesy in society at large and the role all Americans play as ambassadors of democracy while visiting foreign countries. In an era of incivility, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Book of Common Sense Etiquette is more relevant than ever.
 
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
 

Author Bio

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she wasn’t satisfied with the traditional role of the first lady, and resolved to show the world the first lady’s importance in American politics by actively promoting human, civil, and women’s rights.
 
Following the death of her husband in 1945, Roosevelt went on to serve as delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman, and chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women under John F. Kennedy. In addition to her political work, Roosevelt is the author of multiple books on her life and experiences, including This Is My Story, On My Own, and The Moral Basis of Democracy. She died on November 7, 1962.

Editorial Reviews

"Courtesy, kindness and consideration—these are the basic principles of etiquette, which after all is merely a matter of being comfortable in the company of others and making them comfortable in yours. Mrs. Roosevelt has shown a genius for this in all of her public life." —Kirkus Reviews

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